Leopold Stokowski - Philadelphia Orchestra

Chronological Discography of Electrical Recordings 1925-1940

 

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Leopold Stokowski - Chronological Discography

of Electrical Recordings 1925 to 1940

Stokowski recording

 

Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra Recording, in the Academy of Music, probably in late 1936.  Note the microphone suspended from wires.  It appears to include the famous Western Electric 394  transmitter or other condenser microphone transmitter connected to its power supply and amplifier box: one of the leading condenser microphones of the era.

 


 

Leopold Stokowski - Philadelphia Orchestra Chronological Discography Electrical Recordings

 

This is a chronological listing of the recordings Stokowski made with the Philadelphia Orchestra during his period of Principal or Co-conductor from 1925 to 1940.  All recordings listed here are Victor Red Seal recordings of the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski.  Also included are those experimental recordings of the orchestra made by Bell Laboratories in 1931 and 1932 and restored by Ward Marston for AT&T and issued in 1980.  You can read about these Bell Telephone recordings by clicking on Leopold Stokowski, Dr. Harvey Fletcher and the Bell Laboratories Experimental Recordings.  Also not included are the 1939 recordings the Philadelphia Orchestra did for Walt Disney"s film Fantasia.

 

If you wish to consult the listing of the Stokowski - Philadelphia Orchestra recordings made with the acoustic process 1917-1924, click on Leopold Stokowski - Philadelphia Orchestra Chronological Discography Acoustic Recordings .   

 

Victor Long Play 33 1/3 RPM 'Program Transcription' Recordings of the 1930s:  In September, 1931, RCA Victor introduced a series on 12 inch (30 cm) discs recorded at 33 1/3 RPM that they named Program Transcription records.  These records were able to contain up to 15 minutes of recording on each side on special equipment, but the experiment was not a commercial success and was phased our beginning in late 1934.  To read more of these 'Program Transcription' recordings and consult a discography, please click on Victor Program Transcription Long Playing Records .   

 

Links in the Table:  at the right are two links: "Page" and "MP3".  Clicking "Page" will take you to the page in this www.stokowski.org site which discusses the recording.  Clicking on MP3 will cause an MP3 version of the recording to download to your computer.

 

Of course, when you click on the word "MP3" to download the music, it will take a longer time to download the large files, and a shorter time for the smaller files. The exact time will depend on the speed of your internet connection, but may take several seconds or even several minutes.  At the time of writing, not all music has been transcribed from 78 RPM disks and encoded in mp3 files.  If there is no link "MP3" shown, this means there is not yet a music file available.

 

The right-most column of the table below is labeled "prem" and provides a symbol for those recordings which are premieres.  * means world premiere recording, + means electrical premiere recording (an acoustic recording had preceded).  Only commercially issued recordings are so indicated.

 

Automatic Changer Albums

 

Beginning in 1927, Victor introduced automatic record changers beginning with the Victor VE 10-50.  Victor also introduced new albums with record sides sequenced to allow continuous play of recordings on such automatic record changes, and later in about 1939 with the introduction of the drop automatic record changers, a different sequenced automatic album.  The table below lists many of the automatic sequence albums which had different catalogue numbers than the first-released manual album versions. Read about the history of these automatic albums by clicking on Victor Automatic Record Changer Albums .   

 

 

Leopold Stokowski - Philadelphia Orchestra Chronological Discography

 

Date

Location

Composer

Work

Disk and Matrix Number

Link

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April 29, 1925 Victor studio, Building no 15 Camden, NJ USA 1 Camille Saint-Saëns Danse macabre opus 40 Victor 6505 Danse macabre

world's first electrical recording of a symphony orchestra

Victor 6505

matrices CVE 27929-2 and CVE 27230-2

in Europe HMV D 1121 or Electrola EJ 49 matrices 4-0681, 4-0687

Page MP3  +
April 29, 1925 Victor studio, Building no 15 Camden, NJ USA 1 Alexander Borodin (arranged Stokowski) labeled "Polovetzki Dances" - Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dance no 4

 

in April 5, 1937, Stokowski recorded an extended selection of music from Prince Igor of more than 16 minutes, compared with this 4 minute excerpt

Victor 6514 A matrix CVE 32931-1 Page MP3  +
May 14, 15, 1925 Victor studio, Building no 15 Camden, NJ USA 1 P. I. Tchaikovsky Marche Slav opus 31 Victor 6513

Matrix CVE 32599-2, CVE 32800-2

Page MP3  +
May 15, 1925 Victor studio, Building no 15 Camden, NJ USA 1 Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov Caucasian Sketches opus 10 no 2 - "In the Village" Victor 6514 A coupled with 1925 Borodin Polovtsian Dance

matrix CVE 32801-2

seems not to have been issued in Europe

Page MP3  +
May 14, 15, 1925

 

October 6, 7,1925

 

December 8,1925

Victor studio, Building no 15 Camden, NJ USA 1 Antonin Dvorak Symphony no 9 in e minor opus 95 "From the New World" Victor 6565, 6566, 6567, 6568, 6569 (later in an album named M-1)

matrices CVE 32802-2 CVE 32803-2,CVE 33290-2, CVE 33291-4, CVE 33292-3, CVE 33293-2. CVE 33294-1, CVE 33297-2, CVE 33296-1, CVE 33295-1

note that this same matrix series was also assigned (confusingly) to the October 1927 re-recording of the Dvorak Symphony no 9

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March 16, 1926 Camden Church Studio, Camden, NJ USA Caesar Franck Symphony in D minor - movement 1 This recording was not issued. See the October 3, 4, 1927 recording of this work.

Matrix CVE 34730-2 CVE 34731-1,CVE 34732-1, CVE 34733-1

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June 10, 1926 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johan Strauss II "On the Beautiful Blue Danube" opus 314

 

"Tales from the Vienna Woods" opus 325

 

Beautifully recorded in the Academy of Music, these might perhaps be claimed the first totally satisfying reproductions of a great symphony orchestra since the invention of recoding by Edison 50 years earlier

Victor 6584

matrix CVE 22825-6 (Danube), CVE 35182-3 (Woods)

in Europe HMV D 1218 or Electrola EJ 261 or Gramophone France W-985 matrices 4-0890 (Danube) 4-0891 (Woods)

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4, 10 November 1926 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA P. I. Tchaikovsky Suite from "The Nutcracker", opus 43:

- Miniature Overture (Ouverture miniature)

- March (Marche)

- Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Danse de la fée Dragée)

- Trepak - Russian Dance (Danse russe)

- Arabian Dance (Danse arabe)

- Chinese Dance (Danse chinoise)

- Dance of the Flutes (Danse des Mirlitons)

- Waltz of the Flowers (Valse des fleurs).

L-7004 Nutcracker

the 1931 "Program Transcription" dub of the 1926 Nutcracker

Victor 6615, 6616, 6617 later in Victor album M-3.

In Europe HMV D-1214, D-1215, D-1216

 

in 1931 also dubbed onto a Victor 33 1/3 RPM 12 inch (30 cm) double side long play "Program Transcription" recording Victor L-7004 for Victor's new long-playing commercial introduction - eventually unsuccessful.

33 1/3 RPM matrices LCVE-69730-2 and LCVE-69764-1 each containing three of the original 1926 matrix sides

Matrix CVE 36655-4, CVE 36656-4, CVE 36657-2, CVE 36669-1, CVE 36670-4, CVE 36671-2

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November 18, 1926

March 10, 1927

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 Victor 6652, also in a Victor automatic sequence album Victor 6645 A, 6646 A

in Europe HMV D 1296 or HMV (Italy) AW 4032

Matrix CVE 37002-2 (later CVE 37002-3), CVE 37003-7

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November 18, 1926

January 6, 1927

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Overture to "Rienzi" (1840)

 

107 musicians used in this recording

Victor 6624, 6625 A coupled with January 6, 1927 Götterdämmerung closing scene on 6625 B

also in a Victor automatic sequence album Victor 6644 B, 6645 B, 6646 B

 

in Europe HMV D 1226, D 1227 A or HMV (Italy) AW 4028, AW 4030 A or HMV (Spain) AB 306, AB 307 A or Electrola EJ 158, EJ 159 A

 

matrices CVE 37004-1, CVE 3770-1 (later CVE 3770-2), CVE 37701-2

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January 6, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Götterdämmerung - Closing Scene of Act 3

 

as arranged by Stokowski (consists of most of the music following Brünnhilde riding Grane onto her funeral pyre)

 

105 musicians used in this recording

Victor 6625 B coupled with November 1926 Rienzi Overture

also in a Victor automatic sequence album Victor 6644 A

 

in Europe HMV D 1227 B or HMV (Italy) AW 4030 B or HMV (Spain) AB 307 B or Electrola EJ 159 B

 

matrix CVE 37702-2

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March 10, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Georges Bizet Carmen - Act 1 Prelude

Victor 1356 demo

a Victor demonstration disc of this recording used by stores

 

Carmen - Act 1 scene 5 - "Habanera"

Victor 1356, in Europe HMV E 531

matrix BVE 22812-5 (Prelude) BVE-38211-1 (Habanera)

 

in 1931 these March 10, 1927 Carmen excerpts, plus the April 30 and May 2, 1927 recordings, were dubbed onto L-1000, a Victor 33 1/3 RPM 10 inch (25 cm) double sided long play "Program Transcription" disc, one of the first releases in the Victor long-playing record programme - eventually unsuccessful.

 

Victor L-1000 side A matrix LBVE-69-165-1 contained BVE 22812-5 (Prelude) with CVE-27903-2 (Changing of the Guard) and CVE-37498-1 (Gypsy Dance). Victor L-1000 side B matrix LBVE-69166-1 contained CVE-37494-2 (intermezzo), CVE-27902-2 (Smugglers) and concluded with BVE-38211-1 (Habanera).

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March 10, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Claude Debussy "Prélude à l"après-midi d'un faune"

flute solo played by William Kinkaid.

Victor 6696

in Europe HMV D 1768 available into the 1940s

matrices CVE 21057-9, CVE 21058-8

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April 6, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Toccata and Fugue in d minor BWV 565

(Stokowski transcription)

 

Stokowski's first recording of one of his Bach transcriptions

Victor 6751

matrices CVE 37468-2 and CVE 37469-2

in Europe HMV D 1425 or Electrola EJ 231 matrices 5-0731, 5-0762

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April 6, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Franz Schubert Moment Musical in f minor opus 94 no 3 (D780-3) "Air russe"

 

Stokowski transcription

Victor 1312 (not released in Europe)

matrix BVE 25941-8

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April 6, 1927

 

April 15, 1927

 

April 25, 1927

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no 7 in A major, opus 92

Beethoven Sym 7

Victor 6670 through 6674 in Victor album M-17

in Europe HMV D 1639 through D 1643 or Electrola EJ 444 through EJ 448 or Gramophone (France) W-1036 through W-1040

matrices CVE 37470-2, CVE 37474-2, CVE 37475-1, CVE 37476-2, CVE 37477-2, CVE 37478-2, CVE 37479-2, CVE 37480-2, CVE 37481-2, CVE 37482-1

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April 25, 1927

April 26, 1927

April 27, 1927

April 28, 1927

April 30, 1927

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johannes Brahms Symphony no 1 in c minor opus 68

Program Transcription blank

blank side of a "Program Transcription" 33 1/3 RPM recording

Victor 6658 through 6662 in album M-15

in Europe HMV D 1499 through D 1503 and W 998 through W 1002

matrices CVE 37483-2, CVE 37484-2, CVE 37485-2, CVE 37486-1, CVE 37487-1 (later CVE 37487-2) CVE 37488-2, CVE 37489-1, CVE 37490-2, CVE 37491-1, CVE 37492-2

 

in 1933 also dubbed onto three Victor 33 1/3 RPM 12 inch (30 cm) double sided long play "Program Transcription" discs Victor L-11647 through L-11649 in album LM-15 for Victor's long-playing record programme - eventually unsuccessful.

Victor L-11647 side A matrix LCS-76273-1 dubbed CVE 37483-2, CVE 37484-2 and side B matrix LCS-76274-1 dubbed CVE 37485-2, CVE 37486-1. Victor L-11648 side A matrix LCS-76275-2 dubbed CVE 37487-2, CVE 37488-2, and side B matrix LCS-76276-1 dubbed CVE 37489-1, CVE 37490-2. Victor L-11649 side A matrix LCS-76277-1 dubbed CVE 37491-1, CVE 37492-2 with the final 33 1/3 RPM side blank.

this recording was also issued on "Program Transcription" discs in automatic changer sequence on discs L-11647 through L-11649 with side B blank.

Page MP3

 

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MP3

 
April 28, 1927

April 30, 1927

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Franz Schubert Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

L 11645

the 1931 "Program Transcription" 33 1/3 dub of the 1927 "Unfinished"

Victor 6663, 6664, 6665 in album M-16

matrices CVE 29052-6, CVE 29053-6, CVE 29054-6, CVE 29055-6, CVE 29056-7, CVE 29057-7 (in 1939 matrix CVE 29052-6 was redubbed to CVE 29052-1R)

in Europe HMV D 1779 through D 1781 and Electrola EJ 710 through EJ 712 matrices 5-0620 through 5-0625

 

in 1933 also dubbed onto two Victor 33 1/3 RPM 12 inch (30 cm) double sided long play "Program Transcription" discs Victor L-11645 and Victor L-11646 for Victor's long-playing record programme - eventually unsuccessful.

Victor L-11645 side A matrix LCS-75661-3 dubbed CVE 29052-6, CVE 29053-6, CVE 29054-6 and side B matrix LCS-75662-4 dubbed CVE 29054-6. Victor L-11646 side A LCS-75663-2 matrix dubbed CVE 29055-6, CVE 29056-7, CVE 29057-7 with the final 33 1/3 side blank. These sides were also issued by Victor in an automatic changer sequence on 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" discs L-11645 and L-11646 with side B blank.

Page MP3

 

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April 30, 1927 Camden Church Studio, Camden, NJ USA Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no 7 in A major, opus 92 - Outline of Themes

 

Stokowski described key themes also playing the piano

Victor 6669

matrix CVE 38605-2

included in album M-17

Page MP3  
April 30, 1927 Camden Church Studio, Camden, NJ USA Johannes Brahms Symphony no 1 in c minor opus 68 - Outline of Themes

 

Stokowski described key themes also playing the piano

Victor 6657

matrix CVE 38606-1

included in album M-15

Page MP3

 
April 30, 1927

 

May 2, 1927

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Georges Bizet Carmen - "Intermezzo, Les Dragons d'Alcala" (Act 3 Prelude and Act 2 Prelude "Les dragons d'Alcala")

 

(Intermezzo, Les Dragons d'Alcala recorded April 30, 1927, others May 2, 1927)

 

Carmen - Act 2 - "Gypsy Dance" (Danse Bohème)

 

Carmen - Act 3 - "March of the Smugglers" (Marche des contrebandiers)

 

Carmen - Act 1 - "Changing of the Guard" (Avec la garde montante)

HMV 1618

Victor 6873 and 6874, in Europe HMV D 1816, D 1618

matrices CVE 37494-2 (dragons), CVE 37498-1 (Gypsy Dance), CVE 27902-2 (Smugglers), CVE 27903-1 later -2 (Changing Guard)

 

in 1931 these Carmen excerpts, plus the March 10, 1927 recordings, were dubbed onto L-1000, a Victor 33 1/3 RPM 10 inch (25 cm) double sided long play "Program Transcription" disc, one of the first releases in the Victor long-playing record programme - eventually unsuccessful.

 

Victor L-1000 side A matrix LBVE-69-165-1 contained BVE 22812-5 (Prelude) with CVE-27903-2 (Changing of the Guard) and CVE-37498-1 (Gypsy Dance). Victor L-1000 side B matrix LBVE-69166-1 contained CVE-37494-2 (Intermezzo), CVE-27902-2 (Smugglers) and concluded with BVE-38211-1 (Habanera).

Page MP3

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May 2, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Carl Maria von Weber

orchestrated by Stokowski

Invitation to the Dance opus 65 Victor 6643

matrices CVE 37495-1, CVE 37496-2

in Europe HMV D 1285 or Electrola EJ 166 - matrices 5-0603, 5-0604

Page

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May 2, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Alexander Glazunov Scènes de ballet - "Danse orientale" Victor 1335 B

in Europe HMV 8-633

matrix BVE-37499-1

Page MP3  
May 3, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade opus 35 This recording was not issued. See the October 8, 10, 11, 1927 recording.

Matrix CVE 38254-2, CVE 38255-2

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October 3, 4, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Caesar Franck Symphony in D minor

 

M-22

Victor 6726 through 6730 (plus 6725 discussion of themes) in M-22

in Europe HMV D 1404 through D 1408

matrices CVE 34730-3 CVE 34731-4, CVE 34732-3, CVE 34733-3, CVE 39340-2, CVE 39341-1, CVE 39342-1, CVE 39343-1, CVE 39344-1, CVE 39345-1

 

in 1933 also dubbed onto three Victor 33 1/3 RPM 12 inch (30 cm) double sided long play "Program Transcription" discs Victor L-11650, Victor L-11651 and Victor L-11652 for Victor's long-playing record programme - eventually unsuccessful.

 

Victor L-11650 33 1/3 matrix LCS-76268-2 dubbed CVE 34730-3 CVE 34731-4 and side two matrix LCS-76274-1 dubbed CVE CVE 34732-3, CVE 34733-3. Victor L-11651 matrix LCS-76270-1 dubbed 39340-2, CVE 39341-1 and side two matrix LCS-76271-1 dubbed CVE 39342-1, CVE 39343-1. Victor L-11652 33 1/3 matrix LCS-76272-1 dubbed CVE 39344-1, CVE 39345-1 with the final 33 1/3 side being blank.

this recording was also issued on three Victor "Program Transcription" discs in automatic changer sequence L-11723 through L-11725 with side B blank.

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October 5, 8, 1927

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA

Antonin Dvorak Symphony no 9 in e minor opus 95 "From the New World" Victor 6565, 6566, 6567, 6568, 6569 in M-1 matrices CVE 32802-4, CVE 32803-3, CVE 33290-3, CVE 333291-6, CVE 33292-5, CVE 33293-4, CVE 33294-3, CVE 33295-3, CVE 33296-3, CVE 33297-4 Page MP3

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October 6, 1927 Camden Church Studio, Camden, NJ USA Caesar Franck Symphony in D minor - Stokowski Analysis- Rodzinski Victor 6725 in M-22 matrix CVE 40400-2 Page MP3  
October 6, 1927 Camden Church Studio, Camden, NJ USA Antonin Dvorak Symphony no 9 - Stokowski Analysis- Rodzinski Victor 6743, Matrix CVE 40401-2 Page MP3  
October 8, 10, 11, 1927

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov Schéhérazade opus 35

 

This first electrical recording of Schéhérazade was one of the great recordings of the work during the twentieth century. The violin solos of Mischa Mischakoff and the virtuoso strings of the Philadelphia Orchestra demonstrate the stature the orchestra had achieved under Stokowski.

Victor 6738, 6739, 6740, 6741, 6742 or HMV D-1436. D-1437, D-1438, D-1439, D1440

 

Matrices CVE 38254-2 (later CVE 38254-4), CVE 38255-2 (later CVE 38255-3), CVE 39346-1, CVE 39347-1 (later CVE 39347-3), CVE 39348-1, CVE 39349-1A, CVE 39350-1, CVE 39351-1A (later CVE 39351-2A), CVE 39352-1, CVE 39353-2 in Victor album M-23

 

in Europe HMV D 1436 through D 1440 and W 968 through W 972

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October 11, 1927

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA

Claude Debussy Nocturnes - no 2 - "Fêtes" Victor 1309 or HMV E 507 matrix BVE 39354-2, BVE 39355-2 Page MP3  
October 11, 1927

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA

Franz Schubert Rosamunde - D 797 - Ballet Music Victor 1312

Matrix BVE 37497-1

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October 11, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov Caucasian Sketches opus 10 no 4 "Procession of the Sardar" (Labeled: "March of the Caucasian Chief") coupled with Borodin Polovtsian Dance

Ippolitov-Ivanoff

Victor 1335 A coupled with Glazunov Dance orientale

in Europe HMV E 521

Matrix BVE 26442-5

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October 12, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Modest Mussorgsky Khovanshchina - Prelude to Act 4 as arranged by Stokowski Victor 6775 B

matrix CVE 27069-5 in M-53

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October 12, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Igor Stravinsky Suite from The Firebird (1919 Suite as arranged and edited by Stokowski)

 

106 musicians used for this recording

Victor 6773, 6774, 6775A in album M-53 coupled with Khovanshchina Prelude

matrices CVE 30992-4, CVE 30993-4, CVE 30994-4, CVE 30995-5, CVE 39356-1

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October 12, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Well Tempered Clavier - Prelude no 8 in e flat minor BWV 853

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 6786 or HMV D 1464 matrix CVE 39357-1 (later CVE 39257-1A) Page MP3  
October 12, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Hector Berlioz La damnation de Faust opus 24 - Rakoczy March Victor 6823

Matrix CVE 39890-1

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October 13, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Lohengrin - Prelude to Act 1 Victor 6791 matrices CVE 30021-3 (later CVE 30021-4), CVE 30022-3

in Europe HMV D 1463 or Electrola EJ 361 matrices 5-0831 and 5-0832.

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October 13, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Camille Saint-Saëns Samson et Dalila, opus 47 - Act 3 Bacchanale Victor 6823, matrix CVE 24630-7 Page MP3  
October 13, 1927 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude "Ich ruf' zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ" BWV 639

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 6786 coupled with 1927 Bach Prelude no 8 in e flat minor BWV 853

matrix CVE 39358-2

in Europe HMV D 1464 or Electrola EJ 348 matrix 5-0857 coupled with 1927 Bach Prelude

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September 25, 26, 1928 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johannes Brahms Symphony no 3 in F Major opus 90 Victor 6962, 6963, 6964, 6965, 6966 in Victor M-42, matrices CVE 46463-1, CVE 46464-1A, CVE 46465, CVE 46466-2A, CVE 46467-2, CVE 46468-1, CVE 46469-2A, CVE 46470-2A, CVE 46471-2A, CVE 46472-1 Page MP3

 

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September 26, 27, 1928 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA P. I. Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Victor 6995, 6996, 6997 A in M-46, also HMV DB 1947, DB 1948, DB 1949 matrices CVE 46473-2, CVE 46474-2, CVE 46475-2, CVE 46476-2, CVE 46477-1A Page MP3

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September 27, 1928 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Isaac Albéniz (transcribed by Stokowski) Ibéria - "Fête Dieu à Seville" Victor 7158 matrices CVE 46480, CVE 46481 Page MP3  
September 27, 28, 29, 1928 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major BWV 1047

 

This seems to be the first recording, either acoustic or electric of this work and would the first hearing for most listeners of the era. The pace seems heavy; the recording takes 16 minutes without repeats compared with modern performances of perhaps 12 minutes with repeats, and 91 musicians played. Also, the famous clarino trumpet solo of the third movement has been scored down an octave, reducing its brilliant effect.

Victor 7087, 7088, 7089-A in M-59 coupled with the 1929 Chorale Prelude "Wir glauben all an einen Gott" and Passacaglia in C minor

 

matrices CVE 46482-1A, CVE 46483-2A, CVE 46484-2A, CVE 46485-1A, CVE 46496-2A.

 

in Europe HMV AB 677, AB 678, AB 679 A matrices A 46482, A 46483, A 46484, A 46485, A 46486 with Bach "Wir glauben all an einen Gott"

also HMV D 1708, D 1709, D 1710 matrices 42-605 through 42-609 or Gramophone (France) W-1061 through W-1063 A

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September 28, 29, 1928

December 8, 1928

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA P. I. Tchaikovsky Symphony no 4 in F minor opus 36 Victor 6929, 6930, 6931, 6932, 6933 in M-48 or HMV DB 1793, DB 1794, DB 1795, DB 1796 matrices CVE 46486-4, CVE 46487-1A, CVE 46488-2, CVE 46489-2, CVE 46490-2, CVE 46491-2A, CVE 46492-1A, CVE 46493-1A, CVE 46494-3A, CVE 46495-2A Page MP3

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December 8, 1928 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Manuel de Falla La Vida Breve - Danse espagnole Victor 6997 in Victor M-46 matrix CVE 47923-2 Page MP3  
December 9, 1928 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA P. I. Tchaikovsky "Song without Words" opus 40 no 6

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 7202 in M-71 (with Carnival des animaux)

matrix CVE 47942-2A

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January 26, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Overture (La grande Pâque Russe), opus 36 Victor 7018, 7019 matrices CVE-48923-1, CVE-48924-3A, CVE-48925-2A, CVE-48926-1. issued in Europe by HMV on HMV D-1676, D-1677 and HMV (Spain) AB-575 and AB-576.

 

in 1931, dubbed onto 33 1/3 RPM Victor "Program Transcription" matrices for Victor's new long-playing commercial introduction - eventually unsuccessful, and issued on Victor L-7002 12 inch (30 cm) 33 1/3 disc with 1929 "Capriccio italien" on side B

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January 28, 30 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA P. I. Tchaikovsky "Capriccio italien" opus 45 Victor 6949, 6950 in Europe HMV D-1739 and D-1740, matrices CVE 48932-1, CVE 48933-2, CVE 48934-3, CVE 48935-2. also HMV (Spain) AB-716, AB-717

 

in 1931, dubbed onto Victor L-7002 12 inch (30 cm) 33 1/3 RPM Victor "Program Transcription" disc, matrix LCVE-69778-1 for Victor's new long-playing commercial introduction - eventually unsuccessful, coupled with with 1929 "Russian Easter Overture" on Victor L-7002 side A

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January 28, 1929

May 1, 1929

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor BWV 582

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 7090, 7091 in M-59

matrices CVE 48927-1, CVE 48928-5, CVE 48929-2A, CVE 48930-2A

in Europe HMV D 1702, D 1703, HMV (France) W-1189, W-1190, HMV (Spain) AB-580, AB-581, Electrola (Germany) EJ-580, EJ-581

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April 10, 13, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Serge Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no 2 in c minor opus 18

with Rachmaninoff at the Piano

Rachmaninoff Concerto 2

one of the many reissues of this famous recording - an HMV LP issued in the 1950s

Victor 8148 through 8152 in album M-58

 

matrices CVE 48963-2, CVE 48964-1, CVE 48965-1, CVE 48966-1, CVE 48967-1, CVE 48968-2, CVE 48969-1, CVE 48970-1, CVE 48971-1, CVE 48972-1

 

in Europe HMV DB 1333, DB 1334, DB 1335, DB 1336, DB 1337 and HMV DB 7427, DB 7428, DB 7429, DB 7430, DB 7431

 

matrices 42-600 through 42-609.

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April 30, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Henry Eichheim Japanese Nocturne from Suite "Oriental Impressions" (1918-1922) Victor 7260 B coupled with Salome Dance of the Seven Veils

matrix CVE-47964-3

in Europe HMV D 1936 B matrix 42-915 coupled with Salome

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April 29, 30, 1929

March 15, 1930

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johannes Brahms Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73 Victor 7277, 7278, 7279, 7280, 7281, 7282 in M-82 or HMV D-1877, D-1878, D-1879, D-1880, D-1881, D-1882, matrices CVE 47951-3, CVE 47952-2, CVE 47953-2, CVE 47954-2, CVE 47955-3, CVE 47956-3A, CVE 47957-2, CVE 47959-1, CVE 47960-2, CVE 47961-2, CVE 47962-2, CVE 47963-4 (note: my copy of the Sym 2 - 2nd movement contains the cut side, not the full side) Page MP3

 

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April 30, 1929

May 1, 1929

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachts-Oratorium) BWV 248 - no 10 Sinfonia - Pastorale

labeled by Stokowski "Shepherd"s Christmas Music"

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 7142

matrices CVE-47965-1, CVE-47970-1

in Europe HMV D 1741.

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May 1, 1929 (also unsuccessfully January 28, 1929) Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude "Wir glauben all an einen Gott" BWV 680

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 7089-B matrix CVE 48931-5 in M-59 or in Europe HMV D 1710 side B, Electrola (Germany) EJ-506, HMV (Spain) AB-679, HMV (France) W-1063, HMV (Italy) AW-102 all coupled with Bach Brandenburg Concerto no 2 Page MP3  
May 1, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Strauss Salome - Dance of the Seven Veils Victor 7259, 7260 A coupled with Eichheim Japanese Nocturne

matrices CVE 47966-2, CVE 47967-2, CVE 47968-2

in Europe HMV D 1935, D 1936 A matrices 42-912 through 42-914 coupled with Eichheim Japanese Nocturne

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May 2, 1929 (also unsuccessful September 27, 1928 session) Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Claude Debussy Nocturnes: no 1 - "Nuages" Victor 7453 in album M-116 coupled with Debussy "Danses Sacrée et Profane"

in Europe HMV DB 1614

matrices CVE 46478-4, CVE 46479-4

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May 2, 3, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Jean Sibelius Swan of Tuonela from "Three Legends" opus 22

 

Marcel Tabuteau English horn soloist

Victor 7380

matrices CVE 47973-1 and CVE 47980-1

in Europe HMV D 1997, HMV (France) W-1188, Electrola (Germany) EJ-705

 

in 1933 also dubbed onto a Victor 33 1/3 RPM 12 inch (30 cm) double sided long play "Program Transcription" disc Victor L-11656 for Victor's long-playing record programme.

Victor L-11656 33 1/3 side A matrix LCS-76752-1 dubbed CVE 47973-1, CVE 47980-1 and side B contained a dub of the April 28, 1930 Finlandia

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May 2, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 - Prelude 24 in b minor, BWV 869 Victor 7316 B

matrix CVE 47974-2

in Europe HMV D 1938 coupled with Handel Pastoral Symphony

also on HMV D 1995 side A coupled with Hoffstetter (attributed to Haydn) Andante cantabile.

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May 3, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Georges Bizet L"Arlésienne - Suite 1 plus Danse provençale from Suite no 2 (as arranged by Stokowski) Victor 7124, 7125, 7126 in album M-62

matrices CVE 47981-2, CVE 47982-1, CVE-47983-2 and later CVE-47983-3, CVE-47984-1 and later CVE-47984-2, CVE 47985-2, CVE 47986-1

in Europe HMV D 1801 through D 1803

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May 4, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Ambroise Thomas Mignon - Gavotte Victor 7456 B (in M-116, with 1931 Debussy "Danses sacrée et profane"), matrix CVE 47987-2. In Europe: HMV DB-1643 Page MP3  
May 4, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Luigi Boccherini

label reads: "Celebrated Minuet" - String Quintet No 1 in E opus 11 no 5 G 275 - 3rd movement Minuetto

Stokowski transcription

Victor 7256 A coupled with Hoffstetter/Haydn Andante cantabile

in Europe HMV D 1864 and Electrola (Germany) EJ-584 labeled "Menuett" coupled with Hoffstetter/Haydn

matrix CVE 47988-3

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May 4, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Romanus Hoffstetter (attributed to Franz Josef Haydn) String Quartet in F major, opus 3 no 5, Hob III-17 movement 2 Andante cantabile (label reads: "Josef Haydn EIGHTEENTH CENTURY DANCE")

Stokowski transcription

Victor 7256 B coupled with with Boccherini Minuetto.

matrix CVE 47989-1

in Europe, HMV D 1864 with Boccherini Minuetto.

also HMV D 1995 coupled with with Bach Prelude 24 in b minor and Electrola (Germany) EJ-584 matrix 42-904 labeled "Serenade" coupled with Boccherini

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September 23, 1929,

March 14, 1930

April 29, 1930

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Tannhäuser - Overture and Venusberg Music (Paris version) as arranged by Stokowski

Victor M-78

Victor 7262, 7263, 7264 in album M-78

in Europe HMV D 1905, D 1906, D 1907, and HMV (Spain) AB-701, AB-702, AB-703, and Electrola (Germany) EJ-648, EJ-649, EJ-650

matrices CVE 51876-5A (later CVE 51876-6), CVE 51877-5A, CVE 51878-2, CVE 51879-4A, CVE 51880-1A, CVE 51875-2

 

in 1933 also dubbed onto two Victor 33 1/3 RPM 12 inch (30 cm) double sided long play "Program Transcription" discs Victor L-11669, L-11670 for Victor's long-playing record programme.

Victor L-11669 33 1/3 side A matrix LCS-76754-1 dubbed CVE CVE 51876-6, CVE 51877-5A and side B matrix LSC-76755-1 dubbed CVE 51878-2, CVE 51879-4A. Victor L-11670 33 1/3 side A matrix LCS-76756-1 dubbed CVE 51880-1A and CVE 51875-2, with side B blank. An automatic sequence "Program Transcription" album contained Victor L-11747 and L-11748.

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September 24, 25, 1929 and

March 12, 1930

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Igor Stravinsky Le Sacre du Printemps Victor 7227, 7228, 7229, 7230 in M-74, or HMV D 1919, D 1920, D 1921 and D 1922, matrices CVE 37471, CVE 37472, CVE 37473, CVE 47975, CVE 47976, CVE 47977, CVE 47978, CVE 47979 Page MP3

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September 26, 27, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Camille Saint-Saëns Carnival des animaux Victor 7200, 7201, 7202-A in M-71 coupled with 1928 Tchaikovsky Song without Words on final B side.  Matrices CVE 51881-2A, CVE 51882-2A, CVE 51883-1A or CVE 51883-2, CVE 51884-2A, CVE 51885-4.  In Europe HMV D 1992, D 1993, D 1994 and HMV (Spain) AB-709, AB-710, AB-711 and HMV (France) W-1184, W-1185, W-1186. Page MP3

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September 27, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA John Phillip Sousa March "El capitán" Victor 1441

in Europe HMV E 556

matrix BVE-51886-2 and later matrix BVE-51886-5A

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September 27, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA John Phillip Sousa March "Manhattan Beach" not issued as a 78 RPM record.

unissued matrix BVE-51887-2 was later released in 1994 on CALA records CACD 50501

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September 27, 1929 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA John Phillip Sousa March "Stars and Stripes Forever"

HMV E 556

Gramophone Company issue of Stars and Stripes HMV E 556

Victor 1441

in Europe HMV E 556

matrix BVE 51888-4

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March 15, 1930 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA George Friedrich Handel Messiah - no 13 - Pastoral Symphony

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 7316 coupled with Bach Prelude 24 b minor; in Europe HMV D 1938. matrix CVE 47958-4A Page MP3  
March 15, 1930 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Bach (attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach - now considered by C.P.E. Bach)

from J.S. Bach Cantata no 131

Chorale Prelude "Aus der Tiefe rufe ich" BWV 745

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 7553

matrices CVE 47971-3A, CVE 47972-3

in Europe HMV DB 1789 matrices 42-1057, 42-1058

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April 28, 1930 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Jean Sibelius Finlandia opus 26 Victor 7412

matrices CVE 56834-2A (and in later years, CVE 56834-1) and CVE 56835-2A

in Europe HMV DB 1584 matrices 42 1173, 42 1174 and Electrola DB 1584 matries A 56834, A 56835

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April 29, 1930 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA P. I. Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture Victor 7499, 7500

matrices matrices CVE 56836-2A (CVE-56836-1 in later years), CVE 56837-2A, CVE 56838-2A, CVE 56839-3A

in Europe HMV DB 1663, DB 1664

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April 30, 1930 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Jean Baptiste Lully Le Triomphe de l"Amour (1681) - Nocturne

Stokowski transcription

Victor 7424 A or HMV DB 1587 matrix CVE 56840-2A Page MP3  
April 30, 1930 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Jean Baptiste Lully Alceste (1674) - Prelude

Stokowski transcription

Victor 7424 B or HMV DB 1587 matrix CVE 56841-2A Page MP3  
April 30, 1930 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Jean Baptiste Lully Thésée (1675)- Marche des sacrificateurs

Stokowski transcription

Victor 7424 B or HMV DB 1587 matrix CVE 56841-2A Page MP3  
April 30, 1930 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Claude Debussy Préludes I, no 10 - "La cathédrale engloutie" Victor 7454 matrices

CVE 56842-2, CVE 56843-3 in M-116

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March 17, 1931 Camden Church Studio no 1, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach "Little" Fugue in g minor BWV 578

Stokowski transcription

Victor 7437 coupled with Chorale Prelude "Christ lag in Todesbanden" BWV 718

matrix CVE 64077-2 (take -1 used in later years)

in Europe HMV DB 1952 matrix 42-1181

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March 17, 1931 Camden Church Studio no 1, Camden, NJ USA Richard Wagner "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg":

Prelude to Act 3

Victor 1584 10 inch (25 cm) matrices BVE-64078-2, BVE-64079-2. in Europe HMV DA 1291 Page MP3  
April 3, 18, 1931 Camden Church Studio no 1, Camden, NJ USA

 

unissued on 78 RPM disks, probably because of its strange arrangement on 7 ten inch disks - included in Music & Arts CD-1173

Johannes Brahms Symphony No.4 in e minor op.98 unissued disks allocated Victor numbers 1510, 1511, 1512,1513, 1514, 1515, 1516 in M-108 matrices BVE 64088-1, BVE 64089-1, BVE 64090-1, BVE 64091-1, BVE 64092-1, BVE 64093-1, BVE 64094-1, BVE 64095-1, BVE 64096-1, BVE 64097-1, BVE 64098-1, BVE 64099-3, BVE 64100-1, BVE 69001-1 but not issued as 78 RPM

 

issued in 1976 in Neiman Marcus "First Edition" 4 LP set DPM4-0210 prepared by RCA Victor and later on CD by Music & Arts 1173

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March 17, 1931 session made test recordings

Camden Church Studio no 1, Camden, NJ USA Claude Debussy "Danses sacrée et profane" Edna Phillips, harp

 

recorded with 24 strings plus harp

Victor 7455, 7456A (with 1929 Mignon Gavotte) in M-116 or HMV DB 1642, DB 1643 matrices CVE 69002-1 (later CVE 69002-7), CVE 69003-1 (later CVE 69003-2), CVE 69004-1

 

the test pressing of March 17, 1931 were made on matrices CVE-1269 and CVE-1270

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April 4, 1931 Camden Church Studio no 1, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude "Christ lag in Todesbanden" BWV 718

Stokowski transcription

Victor 7437 coupled with 1931 Bach "Little" Fugue in g minor

matrix BVE 69005-3

in Europe HMV DB 1952 matrix 42-1182

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April 18, 1931 Camden Church Studio no 1, Camden, NJ USA Richard Wagner Tristan und Isolde:

Prelude and "Liebestod" as arranged by Stokowski

not issued; 10 inch (25 cm) matrices BVE-69016-1 and BVE-69017-1, -2 used for the Prelude and BVE-69018-1, BVE-69019-1, BVE-69020-1 for "Liebestod"      
July 15, 1931 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no 5 in c minor opus 67 Victor L-7001 two sided 12 inch (30 cm) 33 RPM disc matrices LCVE 67543-1, LCVE 67544-1 - 17 and 14 minute sides each done in one take. HMV 42-1217 and 42-1218 are listed by the Discography of American Historical Recordings 3, but may not have been issued in Europe

 

recorded directly onto 33 1/3 RPM Victor "Program Transcription" matrices for Victor's new long-playing commercial introduction - eventually unsuccessful. The only 1931 Philadelphia Orchestra Victor recording in the Academy of Music.

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December 1, 1931 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Hector Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture Bell Telephone BTL-7901-A 33 RPM from Bell matrices restored by Ward Marston in 1979-1980 Page MP3  
December 4, 1931 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Carl Maria von Weber

Stokowski transcription

Invitation to the Dance opus 65 Bell Telephone BTL-7901-A 33 RPM from Bell matrices restored by Ward Marston in 1979-1980 Page MP3  
December 5, 1931 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Felix Mendelssohn Music for A Midsummer Night"s Dream - Scherzo Bell Telephone BTL-7901-A 33 RPM from Bell matrices restored by Ward Marston in 1979-1980 MP3  
December 19, 1931 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA

Richard Wagner

Tristan und Isolde - Prelude and Liebestod Bell Telephone BTL-7901-A 33 RPM from Bell matrices restored by Ward Marston in 1979-1980 Page MP3  

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March 12, 1932 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Alexander Scriabin Symphony no 5 opus 60 - "Le poème de feu" ("Poem of Fire") - Two Excerpts Bell Telephone BTL-7901-B 33 RPM from Bell matrices restored by Ward Marston in 1979-1980 Page MP3

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March 12, 1932 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Modest Mussorgsky (orchestrated by Ravel) Tableaux d"une exposition (Pictures at an Exhibition) - Promenade, Gnomus - Vecchio castello - Bydlo, Poussins dans leur coque, Samuel and Schmuyle - La cabane sur des pattes de poule, Grande porte de Kiev (excerpts) Bell Telephone BTL-7901-B 33 RPM from from Bell matrices restored by Ward Marston in 1979-1980 Page MP3

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March 19, 1932 Camden Church Studio no 1, Camden, NJ USA Alexander Scriabin Symphony no 4 opus 54 - "Poem of Extasy" (Le poème de l"extase)

 

Symphony no 5 opus 60 - "Poem of Fire" (Le poème de feu) with the Curtis Institute Choir directed by Sylvan Levin

Scriabin

"Poem of Extasy": Victor 7515, 7516 in M-125

in Europe HMV DB 1706, DB 1707

matrices CS 72017, CS 72018, CS 72020, CS 72021

 

"Poem of Fire": Victor 7517, 7518 in M-125

in Europe HMV DB 1708, DB 1709

matrices CS 72023, CS 72024, CS 72026, CS 72027

 

At the same time as the 78 RPM Scriabin recordings, they were also recorded directly onto two 12 inch (30 cm) 33 1/3 RPM Victor "Program Transcription" discs in album LM-125. The discs were Victor L-11616 (Extasy), L-11617 (Fire). L-11616 used 33 1/3 matrix LSCHQ-72019-1 side A, 33 1/3 matrix LSCHQ-72022-1 side B. L-11617 used 33 1/3 matrix LSCHQ-72025-1 side A, 33 1/3 matrix LSCHQ-72028-1 side B. It was also mastered onto automatic changer 33 1/3 sequence on Victor "Program Transcription" discs L-11689, L-11690

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April 9, 1932 Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, USA Arnold Schoenberg Gurre-Lieder (1911) sung in English

 

33 1/3 RPM "Program Transcription" recording

Seven Victor 12 inch (30 cm) 33 1/3 RPM "Program Transcription" discs: L-11609 through L-11615 in Victor album LM-127 consisting of 13 sides of the Gurre-Lieder and one side of Stokowski's explanation of Gurre-Lieder themes.

33 1/3 RPM matrices: LCSHQ-71699-1 through LCSHQ-71711-1. sides were faded out and faded in on two separate cutting machines.

 

see April 30, 1932 for recording of Stokowski's explanation of themes on L-11609 side A matrix LCSHQ-72606-1

 

Victor also released an album of 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" discs of Gurre-Lieder in automatic sequence on discs L-11682 though L-11688.

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April 11, 1932 Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, USA Arnold Schoenberg Gurre-Lieder (1911) sung in English

 

78 RPM recording

Gurre-Lieder HMV

Fourteen Victor 12 inch (30 cm) 78 RPM discs: Victor 7524 through 7537 in album M-127 consisiting of 27 sides of Gurre-Lieder music and one side of Stokowski's explanation of Gurre-Lieder themes.

 

in Europe HMV DB 1769 through DB 1782

 

matrices CSHQ-71674-2 through CSHQ-71698-2 and CSHQ-71712-1, CSHQ-71713-1 recorded Monday April 11, 1932. a similar series of matrices CSHQ-71674-1 through CSHQ-71698-1 were recorded at the concert of Friday April 8, 1932 but were incomplete missing the last two sides and not used.  In both recording sessions, sides were faded out and faded in on two separate cutting machines.

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April 16, 1932

Camden Church Studio no 1, Camden, NJ USA Richard Wagner Tristan und Isolde - Symphonic Synthesis

 

(Stokowski first version - Prelude to Act 1, Act 1 parts of Scene 4 and 5 when Tristan meets Isolde, hunting horns beginning Act 2, the love scene of Act 2, Act 3 music Tristan awakes with yearning, and concluding with the Liebestod music)

Victor 7621, 7622, 7623, 7624 in album M-154

in Europe HMV DB 1911, DB 1912, DB 1913, DB 1914

matrices CS 72062-1, CS 72063-1, CS 72065-1, CS 72066-1, CS 72068-1, CS 72069-2, CS 72071-2, CS 72075-1

 

At the same time as the 78 RPM Tristan und Isolde recording, this performance was also recorded directly onto two 12 inch (30 cm) 33 1/3 RPM Victor "Program Transcription" discs in album LM-154. The discs were Victor L-11636, L-11637. L-11636 used 33 1/3 matrix LSCHQ-72064-1 side A, 33 1/3 matrix LSCHQ-72067-1 side B. L-11637 used 33 1/3 matrix LSCHQ-72070-1 side A, 33 1/3 matrix LSCHQ-72072-1 side B. It was also mastered onto automatic changer 33 1/3 sequence on Victor "Program Transcription" discs L-11709, L-11710

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April 23, 1932 Camden Church Studio no 1, Camden, NJ USA Jean Sibelius Symphony no 4 in a minor, opus 63 Victor 7683, 7684, 7685, 7686 in album M-160,

does not seem to have been released in Europe

matrices CSHQ-72076-1, CSHQ-72077-1, CSHQ-72079-2, CSHQ-72080-1, CSHQ-72081-1, CSHQ-72082-1, CSHQ-72083-1, CSHQ-72085-1, CSHQ-72086-1

 

At the same time as the 78 RPM Sibelius Symphony no 4 recording, this performance was also recorded directly onto two 12 inch (30 cm) 33 1/3 RPM Victor "Program Transcription" discs in album LM-160. The discs were Victor L-11638, L-11639. L-11638 used 33 1/3 matrix LSCHQ-72078-1 side A, 33 1/3 matrix LSCHQ-72081-1 side B. L-11639 used 33 1/3 matrix LSCHQ-72084-1 side A, 33 1/3 matrix LSCHQ-72087-1 side B. It was also mastered onto automatic changer 33 1/3 sequence on Victor "Program Transcription" discs L-11711, L-11712

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April 29, 30, 1932 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Die Walküre - Ride of the Valkyries

 

recorded live by Bell Laboratories engineers but not released

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April 29, 30, 1932 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Die Walküre - Wotan"s Farewell and Magic Fire Music (excerpts)

 

recorded live by Bell Laboratories engineers but not released

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April 29, 30, 1932 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Siegfried - Forest Murmurs

 

recorded live by Bell Laboratories engineers but not released

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April 29, 30, 1932 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Götterdämmerung - Siegfried"s Death & Funeral Music,

 

recorded live by Bell Laboratories engineers but not released

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April 29, 30, 1932 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Götterdämmerung - Brünnhilde"s Immolation

 

recorded live by Bell Laboratories engineers but not released

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April 30, 1932 Camden Church Studio, Camden, NJ USA Arnold Schoenberg Gurre-Lieder (1911) - Long description of themes by Stokowski with Sylvan Levin, piano Victor 12 inch (30 cm) 33 1/3 RPM "Program Transcription" for Victor's new long-playing commercial programme.

matrix LCSHQ-72606-1 on disc L-11609 side A in album LM-127 - see April 9, 1932 for contents of album LM-127.

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April 30, 1932 Camden Church Studio, Camden, NJ USA Arnold Schoenberg Gurre-Lieder (1911) - Short description of themes by Stokowski with Sylvan Levin, piano Victor 7524 in album M-127

matrix CVE 72621-1

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December 9, 10 1932 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Arcady Dubensky The Raven

Benjamin de Loache, speaker

the Raven picture disc

"Picture Disc" of The Raven issued in 1933

Victor 78 RPM 10 inch (25 cm) L-2000, L-2001 laminated Picture Disks matrices BS 69483-2 through 69486-2

 

Victor 33 1/3 RPM 10 inch (25cm) Program Transcription disc L-1006 matrices LBS-75125-6 and LBS-75126-5

 

The Philadelphia Orchestra concert pair of December 9, 10, 1932 was recorded live onto a film soundtrack, then dubbed onto FRC matrices FRC-74824-1 through FRC-74837-1 and then in February 1933 to 10 inch (25 cm) 78 RPM matrices BS-69483-1, BS-69484-3, BS-69485-2, BS-69486-2. It was also dubbed onto a Victor 33 1/3 RPM Program Transcription 10 inch (25 cm) disc matrices LBS-75125-6 and LBS-75126-5.

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December 9, 10 1932 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Edward MacDowell

 

Claude Debussy

 

Jean Sibelius

 

unidentified composer: "Painting of Landscape; Melody of People"

MacDowell: Suite no 2 opus 48 "Indian" - III 'In War-Time', IV 'Dirge' with Benjamin De Loache, speaker

 

Debussy: Nocturnes (1899) - "Nuages", "Fêtes"

 

Sibelius: "The Tempest" opus 109 - Berceuse

 

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26

 

unidentified: "Painting of Landscape; Melody of People"

 

these recordings were not released

as described in "The Raven", above the Philadelphia Orchestra concert pair of December 9, 10, 1932 was recorded live onto a film soundtrack, then dubbed onto FRC matrices FRC-74824-1 through FRC-74837-1.

 

Then in February 1933 some of these were dubbed onto 10 inch (25 cm) 78 RPM matrices, although not released. The Macdowell suite matrices FRC-74824, FRC-74825, FRC-74831 and FRC-74832 dubbed onto BS-75603 and BS-75604. Debussy: Nocturnes (1899) - "Nuages" FRC-74827 and "Fêtes" FRC-74828 not dubbed. Sibelius "The Tempest" movement matrix FRC-74835 dubbed onto BS-75605. Sibelius Finlandia matrix FRC-74828, FRC-74829, FRC-74836 not dubbed. "Painting of Landscape" matrix FRC-74837 not dubbed.

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December 17, 1932 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Paul Hindemith Kammermusik no 2 opus 36 no 1 (this was the premiere performance and recording)

Eunice Norton, piano

 

not released on 78 RPM discs

Dec 17 1932 PO program

the Philadelphia Orchestra concert pair of December 16, 17, 1932 was recorded live onto a film soundtrack and then dubbed in February 1933 onto matrices FRC-74868-1 and FRC-74869-1.

 

The Hindemith work was then dubbed onto five Victor 12 inch (30cm) 78 RPM matrices CS 75147-1, CS 75148-1, CS 75149-1, CS 75150-1, CS 75151-1 but not issued. This recording was restored by Ward Marston and issued in Andante CD set 4978.

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December 16, 17, 1932 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner

 

Richard Strauss

Wagner: Siegfried "Symphonic Synthesis" of Leopold Stokowski

 

Strauss Tod und Verklärung

 

these recordings were not issued

similar to "The Raven" recording, above, the Philadelphia Orchestra concert pair of December 16, 17, 1932 was recorded live onto a film soundtrack, then dubbed onto FRC matrices FRC-74865-1 through FRC-74872-1. FRC-74868-1 and FRC-74869-1 were the source of the Hindemith Kammermusik recording above.

 

As well as the Hindemith, the December 16, 17, 1932 concerts included Stokowski's "Symphonic Synthesis" from Wagner's Siegfried, and the Strauss Tod und Verklärung.

 

In February, March 1933 the Siegfried Synthesis music from FRC-74865-1, FRC-74866-1, FRC-74867-1 was dubbed onto 12 inch (30 cm) 78 RPM matrices CS-69487-1, CS-78152-2, CS-75153-2, CS-75190-3, CS-75191-2, CS-75192-2, although not released. The music from Act 1 Scene 3 "the forging of Nothung" which begins the Synthesis was separately dubbed directly from film to a 10 inch (25 cm) 78 RPM matrix BS-69487, not issued.

 

Strauss Tod und Verklärung was transfered from film to matrices FRC-74870-1, FRC-74871-1, FRC-74872-1 and subsequently dubbed to matrices CS-75137-1, CS-75138-1, CS-75139-1, CS-75140-1, CS-75141-1, CS-75142-1, also not released.

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March 4, 1933 Camden Church Studio no 1, Camden, NJ USA Richard Wagner

 

Erda's music given to the English horn in a 5 minute extended solo played by Robert Bloom

Das Rheingold - Symphonic Synthesis

Part 1 of the Synthesis: the Prelude, Alberich with the Rhinemaidens, the descent of Wotan and Loge into Nibelheim, Erda's warning. Part 2 "Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla" as arranged by Stokowski.

L-11644 Rheingold

"Program Transcription" 33 1/3 RPM recording in album LM-179

Victor 7796, 7797, 7798 in M-179

in Europe HMV DB 1976, DB 1977

matrices CS 75177-1, CS 75178-2, CS 75180-2, CS 75181-2, CS 75183-1, CS 75184-1

 

At the same time as the 78 RPM Rheingold recording, this was also recorded directly onto two 12 inch (30 cm) 33 1/3 RPM Victor "Program Transcription" discs in album LM-179. The discs were Victor L-11643, L-11644. L-11643 used 33 1/3 matrix LSC-75179-2 side A, 33 1/3 matrix LSC-75182-2 side B. L-11644 used 33 1/3 matrix LSC-75185-1 side A, with side B blank. It was also mastered onto automatic changer 33 1/3 sequence on Victor "Program Transcription" discs L-11716, L-11717.

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March 4 and April 29, 1933 Camden Church Studio no 1, Camden, NJ USA Johannes Brahms Symphony no 4 in e minor opus 98 Victor 7825 through 7829 in album M-185 not released

 

matrices CS 75162-1, CS 75163-1, CS 75165-1, CS 75167-2, CS 75168-1, CS 75169-1, CS 75171-1, CS 75172-1, CS 75174-2, CS 75175-2

this recording seems not to have been released in Europe

 

At the same time as the 78 RPM Brahms recording, this was recorded also onto three 12 inch (30 cm) 33 1/3 RPM Victor "Program Transcription" discs in album LM-185, which were not released. The discs were Victor L-11653, L-11654, L-11655. L-11653 used 33 1/3 matrix LSC-75164-1 side A, 33 1/3 matrix LSC-75166-2 side B. L-11654 used 33 1/3 matrix LSC-75170-1 side A, 33 1/3 matrix LSC-75173-1 side B. L-11655 used 33 1/3 matrix LSC-75176-2 side A, with side B blank. It was also mastered onto automatic changer 33 1/3 sequence on Victor "Program Transcription" discs L-11726, L-11727, L-11728 but not released.

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March 25, 1933

April 29, 1933

October 28, 1933

Camden Church Studio no 1, Camden, NJ USA Richard Wagner Die Götterdämmerung - excerpts as arranged by Stokowski

 

Dawn & Siegfried"s Rhine Journey, Siegfried"s Death & Funeral Music, Immolation & Finale

 

Agnes Davis - Brünnhilde in the finale. She was a Curtis Institute student at the time

L-11673 Wagner

Victor 7843 through 7847 in album M-188

 

in Europe HMV DB 2126, DB 2127, DB 2128, DB 2129, DB 2130

 

matrices CS 75626-1, CS 75627-1, CS 75629-1, CS 75630-1, CS 75632-1, CS 75633-2, CS 75676-1, CS 75677-1, CS 75679-1, CS 75680-2

 

March 25, 1933 at the same time as the 78 RPM Rheingold recording, this was recorded also directly onto three 12 inch (30 cm) 33 1/3 RPM Victor "Program Transcription" discs in album LM-188. The discs were Victor L-11671, L-11672, L-11673 in album LM-188. L-11671 used 33 1/3 matrix LSC-75628-1 side A, 33 1/3 matrix LSC-75631-1 side B. L-11672 used 33 1/3 matrix LSC-75634-3 side A, 33 1/3 matrix LSC-75681-1 side B. L-11673 used 33 1/3 matrix LSC-75678-2 side A, with side B blank. It was also mastered onto automatic changer 33 1/3 sequence on Victor "Program Transcription" discs L-11736, L-11737, L-11738.

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October 28, 1933 Camden Church Studio no 1, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach "Komm, süsser Tod" from BWV 478 attributed to Bach

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 8496 A in album M-236 or M-243 (Bach "250 Anniversary Album") matrix BS 75189-3 Page MP3  
October 28, 1933 Camden Church Studio no 1, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in c major BWV 564 - Adagio

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 8495 B in M-243 (Bach "250 Anniversary Album")

matrix BS 75684-2 only known Stokowski recording of this transcription

in Europe HMV DB 2335 B matrix 42-1465 (with Beethoven Symphony no 9)

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October 28, 1933 Camden Church Studio no 1, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" BWV 720

(Stokowski transcription after Bach and the Martin Luther adaptation)

Ein Feste Burg

A Japanese label pressing of "Ein feste Burg"

Victor 1692 A coupled with with Russian Christmas Music

 

this Victor 1692 catalogue number was reused in the April 20, 1939 recording of this piece

 

matrix BS 77873-1 -

 

in Europe HMV DB 2453 or in Japan JE-10-A

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October 28, 1933 Camden Church Studio no 1, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 4 in c minor BWV 1017 - Siciliano

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 8475 in M-243 (Bach "250 Anniversary Album") or In Europe HMV DB 2275. matrix BS 77874-1

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October 28, 1933 Camden Church Studio no 1, Camden, NJ USA Richard Wagner Die Walküre (1856)

Stokowski arrangement of excerpts: consisted of Act 1 'Spring Song' of Sigmund, Act 3 Ride of the Valkyries, Act 3 Wotan's Farewell and Fire Music.

 

not released

Excerpts from Die Walküre were recorded simultaneously on 78 RPM matrices and 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" matrices, with multiple cutting machines used so that sides could be faded from one matrix to the next without the orchestra stopping between takes. Neither the 78 RPM nor the 33 1/3 RPM recordings were released.

78 RPM matrices: CS-77875-1 through 77882-1 (all first takes) (not released)

two 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" discs L-11674, L-11675 matrices: LCS-74587-1 through LCS-74590-1 (all first takes) (not released)

Victor also prepared this recording on 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" discs in automatic changer sequence discs l-11739, L-11740 also not released.

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October 28, 1933 Camden Church Studio no 1, Camden, NJ USA Maurice Ravel Rapsodie espagnole (1908)

 

not released

As with Die Walküre, above, in this recording session Rapsodie espagnole was recorded simultaneously on 78 RPM matrices and 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" matrices, with multiple cutting machines used so that sides could be faded from one matrix to the next without the orchestra stopping between takes. Neither the 78 RPM nor the 33 1/3 RPM recordings were released.

78 RPM matrices: CS-77883-1 through 77886-1 (all first takes) (not released)

33 1/3 "Program Transcription" matrices: LCS-74591-1 and LCS-74592-1 (not released)

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November 18, 1933 Camden Church Studio no 1, Camden, NJ USA Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony no 1 in f minor opus 10

M-192

This session of the premiere recording of the Shostakovich Symphony no 1 was recorded simultaneously on 78 RPM matrices and 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" matrices, with multiple cutting machines used so that sides could be faded from one matrix to the next without the orchestra stopping between takes.

issued as five 12 inch (30 cm) Victor Red Seal discs 7884 through 7888 in album M-192.

in Europe HMV DB 2203 through DB 2207 A

 

matrices: CS-78433-1 through 78453-1 and 78455-1, 78456-1. However, the last two matrices 78455-1, 78456-1 were damaged, and rather than a new recording, Victor dubbed the 33 1/3 RPM matrix LCS-78457-1 onto one 78 RPM matrix CS-78949-4 which became side A of disc 7888, with side B blank. In later years, the December 30, 1935 Philadelphia recording of the Stokowski orchestration of the Shostakovich Prelude opus 34 no 14 in e flat minor was added to the M-192 Album as side 10.

 

Three 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" discs were recorded: L-11744 through L-11746. L-11744 used matrix LCS-78445-1 for side A, LCS-78454-1 for side B. L-11745 used matrix LCS-78448-1 for side A, LCS-78457-1 for side B. L-11746 used matrix LCS-78451-1 for side A, with side B blank. the 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" album was also issued in automatic changer format on L-11749, L-11750, L-11751 with side B blank.

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March 17, 1934

 

also November 18, 1933 session for the 33 1/3 RPM "Program Transcription" recording

Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Anatoly Liadov Eight Russian Folk Songs opus 58 (as arranged by Stokowski):

 

- 'Religious Chant'

- 'Christmas Carol - Kolyada'

- 'Plaintive Melody'

- 'Humorous Song "I Danced With The Gnat"'

- 'Legend of the Birds'

- 'Cradle Song'

- 'Round Dance'

- 'Village Dance Song'

These Liadov Songs were recorded on 78 RPM matrices during the March 17, 1934 session and on 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" matrices during the November 18, 1933 session. Multiple cutting machines were used so that sides could be faded from one matrix to the next without the orchestra stopping between takes.

 

Release on one 12 inch (30 cm) Victor Red Seal disc 8491 and one 10 inch (25 cm) disc 1681.

 

matrices CS 82121-1, CS 82122-1, BS 82123-1, BS 82124-1

 

in Europe HMV DA 1415 and DB 2443

 

the songs also fit onto one 33 1/3 "Program Transcription" disc: L-11752. matrix LCS-78439-1 for side A, LCS-78442-1 for side B.

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March 17, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Maurice Ravel Rapsodie espagnole - Prélude à la nuit, Malagueña, Habanera, Feria Victor 8282, 8283 matrices CS 82125, CS 82126, CS 82127, CS 82128 DB 2367, DB 2368 matrices 2A-62125, 2A-62126, 2A-62127, 2A-62128 Page MP3

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March 17, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Reinhold Glière Red Poppy op 70 - Russian Sailors" Dance Victor 1675

matrix BS 82129-1

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March 17, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance No 1 in g minor Victor 1675

matrix BS 82134-1

in Europe HMV DA 1398

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April 7, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Traditional

 

(orchestration by Stokowski of these church choruses)

"Veni, creator spiritus" and "Veni Emanuel"

(Stokowski orchestration)

Victor 1789

Victor 1789

in Europe HMV DA 1551

matrices BS 82167-1, BS 82168-1

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April 7, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Richard Strauss "Tod und Verklärung" opus 24 (1889)

Tod und Verklarung

Victor 8292, 8293, 8294 in M-217

in Europe HMV DB 2324, DB 2325, DB 2326

matrices CS 82169-1A, CS 82170-1, CS 82171-1, CS 82172-1, CS 82173-1, CS 86194-1A (in some sets CS 82174-1, CS 82175-1 instead of CS 86194-1A)

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April 7, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Richard Wagner Parsifal - Act 3 "Symphonic Synthesis" (arranged by Stokowski)

Act 3 Parsifal

a Victor demonstration disc given to stores. the horns and full bass of this recording (plus fine performance) make it a good demonstration disc

Victor 8617, 8618

in Europe HMV DB 2272, DB 2273

matrices CS 82176-1, CS 82177-1, CS 82178-1, CS 82179-1

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April 7, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach Fugue from Prelude and Fugue in g minor BWV 542 - "Great Fugue" (Stokowski transcription) Victor 1728

in Europe HMV EC 26

matrices BS 82180-1, BS 82181-1

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April 7, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach Well-Tempered Clavier - Prelude and Fugue in c minor BWV 847 - Fugue (Stokowski transcription) Victor 1985 in M-243 (Bach "250 Anniversary Album")

in Europe HMV DB 2453

matrix BS 82182-1

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April 7, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude - "Nun komm der Heiden Heiland" BWV 599

from the Bach Orgelbüchlein

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 8494 in M-243 ("250 Anniversary Album")

in Europe HMV DB 2275

matrix CS 82183-1

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April 7, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach English Suite no 3 in g minor BWV 808 - Sarabande

(Stokowski transcription)

 

solo oboe Marcel Tabuteau

Victor 8496 B in album M-243 (Bach "250 Anniversary Album") - this somewhat heavy version takes nearly 5 minutes compared with modern performances of about 3 minues

 

in Europe HMV DA 1605

matrix CS 82184-1

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April 30, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no 9 in d minor opus 125

 

Agnes Davis soprano, Ruth Cathcart contralto, Robert Betts tenor, Eugene Loewenthal baritone singing in English

 

this recording is hampered in the fourth movement by its group of undistinguished soloists and a poorly trained chorus, but the orchestral playing throughout is noble and distinguished.

Nine Victor 12 inch (30 cm) Red Seal discs 8424 through 8432 A in album M-236 (think of the weight and cost)

also issued in two different automatic play sequences: AM-236 and DM-236

in Europe HMV DB 2327 through DB 2335 A

the 18th side contains October 28, 1933 Bach: 'Komm, süsser Tod' BWV 478 in the US Victor album, and the October 28, 1933 Adagio from the Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in c major BWV 564 in the European HMV album.

matrices CS 82185 through CS 82199, CS 83100, CS 83101 all first takes

movement 4 recorded first: CS 82195-CS 82190 movement 4, CS 82191-CS 82194 movement 1, CS 82195-CS 82197 movement 2, CS 82198, CS 82199, CS 83100, CS 83101 movement 3

sides were faded out and in using two cutting machines

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April 30, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Richard Wagner Die Walküre - "Symphonic Synthesis" (arranged by Stokowski - begins with an orchestral introduction leading up to Act 2 Scene 4, called the 'Death Prediction' or 'Todesverkundigung' scene, then 'Ride of the Valkyries, concluding with the conclusion of Act 3 sung by Wotan)

Victor M-248

Victor 8542 through 8545 in album M-248

HMV DB 2470 through DB 2473

matrices CS 83102-1, CS 83103-1, CS 83104-1, CS 83105-1, CS 83106-1, CS 83107-1, CS 83108-1, CS 83109-1 all first takes

 

Lawrence Tibbett, baritone as Wotan during the last 16 minutes of this recording in a role he did not sing in the opera house, although several times in concert performance

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April 30, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Partita no 2 in d minor BWV 1004 - Chaconne

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor Victor 8492, 8493, 8494 in M-243 (Bach "250 Anniversary Album")

in Europe HMV DB 2451, DB 2452, DB 2453

matrices CS 83110-1, CS 83111-1, CS 83112-1, CS 83113-1, CS 831114-1

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October 8, 1934

November 12, 1934

Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Schéhérazade opus 35

 

Alexander Hilsberg violin, Walter Guetter bassoon, Marcel Tabuteau oboe, William Kincaid flute, and Arthur Berv horn.

Victor 8698 through 8703 in album in M-269

in automatic sequence in album AM-269 Victor 8704, 8705, 8706, 8707, 8708, 8709

in Europe HMV DB 2522 through DB 2527

matrices CS 84513-1, CS 84514-1, CS 84515-2, CS 84516-1, CS 84517-1, CS 84518-2, CS 84519-1, CS 84520-1, CS 84521-1, CS 84522-1, CS 84523-1, CS 84524-1

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October 22, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Antonin Dvorak Symphony no 9 in e minor, opus 95 "From the New World"

 

Only about 34 musicians in this recording

Dvorak Electrola

Victor 8737, 8738, 8739, 8740, 8741 in album M-273

matrices CS 84525-2, CS 84526-2, CS 84541-1, CS 84542-1, CS 84543-1, CS 84544-1, CS 84545-1, CS 84546-1, CS 84547-1, CS 84548-1

in Europe HMV DB 2543 through DB 2547

or Electrola (Germany) EJ 621 through EJ 625

matrices 2A 84525, 2A 84526, 2A 84527, 2A 84528, 2A 84529, 2A 84530, 2A 84531, 2A 84532, 2A 84533, 2A 84534

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October 22, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov "In the Manger" as transcribed by Stokowski, later labeled by Stokowski simply as "Russian Christmas Music"

Victor 1692

Victor 1692-A

matrix BS 84549-1 and later BS 84549-1A coupled with October 28, 1933 Chorale Prelude "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" and in Japan JE-10 side B also with "Ein feste Burg"

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October 22, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Henry Eichheim Oriental Impressions - "Bali" (Symphonic Variations) Victor 14141, 14142 A coupled with November 12, 1934 "Eten Raku" Eighth Century Japanese Prelude

matrices CS 84550-1, CS 84551-1, CS 84552-1

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October 22, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach St. John"s Passion  BWV 245 - "Es ist vollbracht"

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 8764

matrices BS 84553-1 or 84553-1A, BS 84554-1

in Europe HMV DB 2762 matrices 2A 84563, 2A 84564

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October 22, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Girolamo Frescobaldi Gagliarda, Book 2 no 2

(Stokowski orchestration2)

Victor 1985 B matrix BS 84555-1 or matrix CS84559-1 or matrix 84556-1A. HMV DA 1606 matrix OA 84555 with November 12, 1934 Adoramus te, Christe Page MP3  
November 12, 1934

November 26, 1934 for matrix CS-84562-2 only

Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA P. I. Tchaikovsky Symphony no 5 in e minor opus 64

M-253 Tchaikovsky

Victor 8589 through 8594 in album M-253

automatic sequence album AM-253 Victor 8595-8600, later album DM-253 Victor 16647-16652

matrices CS 84558-1, CS 84559-1, CS 84560-1, CS 84561-1, CS 84562-2, CS 84563-1, CS 84564-1, CS 84565-1, CS 84566-1, CS 84567-1, CS 84568-1, CS 84569-1

HMV DB 2548 through DB 2553 matrices 2A 84558 through 2A 84569

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November 12, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Antonio Vivaldi (transcribed for large orchestra by Stokowski) L'estro armonico - Concerto grosso opus 3 no 11 in d minor RV 565 Victor 14113, 14114 12 inch (30 cm) disc

in Europe HMV DB 6047, DB 6048

matrices CS 84570-1, CS 84571-1, CS 84572-1, CS 84573-1

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November 12, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA George Frederick Handel Water Music Suite Victor 8551 Victor 12 inch (30 cm) discs 8550, 8551

in Europe HMV DB 2528, DB 2529

matrices CS 84574-1, CS 84575-1, CS 84576-1, CS 84577-1

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November 12, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA attributed to Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina "Adoramus te, Christe"

(Stokowski orchestration2)

Victor 12 inch (30 cm) disc 11-8576 B in M-963

the original 1934 10 inch (25 cm) matrix BS 84578-1 was not issued in the USA. In 1943 and 1944, Victor dubbed the 10 inch matrix to 12 inch to include as a final side in other Stokowski albums. Kaplan 4 states that 10 inch matrix BS 84578-1 was dubbed to 12 inch matrix D3-RC-410 on November 10, 1943 (not issued) and again on December 3, 1943, December 31, 1943, January 18, 1944, February 4, 1944. Only the final February dub was issued. It was added to album M-508 (Stokowski's arrangement of Tristan und Isolde: Act 2) beginning 1946 and to album M-963 (Stokowski's Bach transcription recordings of 1937, 1939, 1940) in albums issued beginning 1946.

in Europe the HMV DA 1606 10 inch (25 cm) disc is the only pressing of the 10 inch matrix BS 84578-1

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November 12, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Johannes Brahms Serenade no 1 in D major opus 11 - movement 4 - Minuetto in G major Victor 1720 10 inch (25 cm) disc

in Europe HMV DA 1462 10 inch (25 cm) disc

matrices BS 84579-1, BS 84580-1

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November 12, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Japanese Ceremonial Prelude as arranged by Prince Hidemaro Konoye (1898-1973)

 

Prince Konoye also founded the New Symphony Orchestra of Tokyo, later named the NHK Symphony Orchestra

disc labeled "Etanraku - Japanese Ceremonial Prelude" Victor 14142 side B, coupled with the 1934 recording of Henry Eichheim"s Oriental Impressions "Bali"

 

matrix CS 84581-1

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November 26, 1934

December 10, 1934 for matrix CS-87001-2 not used

Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA P. I. Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite opus 71a Victor 8662, 8663, 8664

matrices CS 87000-1, CS 87001-1, CS 87002-1, CS 87003-1, CS 87004-1, CS 87005-1 in album M-265

also in automatic sequence AM-265 discs 8665-8667, and later automatic sequence DM-265 discs 16669-16671

According to the excellent Kaplan discography 4, matrices CS-87001, 87004 and 87005 were dubbed by Victor on February 25, 1943, probably because of the matrix wear from the many discs which had been pressed from this well selling album4

in Europe HMV DB 2540, DB 2541, DB 2542

matrices 2A 87000, 2A 87001, 2A 87002, 2A 87003, 2A 87004, 2A 87005

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November 26, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Johann Sebastian Bach Toccata and Fugue in d minor BWV 565

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 8697 or Victor 11-9235 in album M-1064

matrices CS 87006-1, CS 87007-1

in Europe HMV DB 2572 matrices 2A 87006, 2A 87007

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November 26, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Igor Stravinsky Pastorale (1907, rescored 1933, as arranged by Stokowski) Victor 1998

matrix BS 87012-1

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November 26, 1934

 

December 10, 1934

Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Richard Wagner Siegfried - Parsifal excerpts from Act 1

(Stokowski arrangement)

this recording was not released. Note that Stokowski recorded his excerpts from Parsifal: Act 3 on April 7, 1934.

 

During his long career, Parsifal was the only Wagner opera which Stokowski conducted in its entirety; performed in concert three consecutive evenings during Easter 1933.

matrices CS 87008, CS 87009, CS 870010, CS 87011, a take recorded during each of the two sessions of November, December on two cutting machines faded between sided (i.e. 4 matrices of each side)

 

recording not released.

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December 10, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Richard Wagner Siegfried - Symphonic excerpts

(Stokowski arrangement)

Agnes Davis soprano, Frederick Jagel tenor

 

Stokowski used music from the Act 1 scene 2 where Wotan disguised, asks questions of dwarf Mime; then Siegfried's Forging Song; then "Forest Murmurs"; finally to the finale Act 3 on Brünnhilde's rock including Siegfried and Brünnhilde's love duet.

Victor 14845 through 14847 A (side B blank) in album M-441. also released in two versions of automatic changer albums AM-441 and DM-441

in Europe HMV DB 3678, DB 3679, DB 3680

matrices CS 87015-1, CS 87016-1, CS 87017-1, CS 87018-1, CS 87019-1

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December 24, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto in d minor

Jascha Heifetz, violin

 

subsequent to a famous disagreement between Heifetz and Stokowski during this recording, it was not released at the time. It was restored by Ward Marston aided by Mark Obert-Thorn from the only remaining pressing held by Heifetz and released on CD in Philadelphia Orchestra Association commemorative box POA 100

matrices CS 87058-1, CS 87059-1, CS 87060-1, CS 87061-1, CS 87062-1, CS 87063-1, CS 87064-1, CS 87065-1

 

Not released on 78 RPM records - see Philadelphia Orchestra Association POA 100

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December 24, 1934 Camden Church Studio no 2, Camden, NJ USA Serge Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini opus 43

 

Serge Rachmaninoff, piano

Victor M-250

recorded during the same session as the Heifetz Sibelius Violin Concerto, with 2 takes of each side, take 1 being selected throughout

Victor 8553, 8554, 8555 in album M-250 and in automatic changer albums AM-250 and DM-250

 

in Europe on HMV DB 2426, DB 2427, DB 2428

 

matrices CS 87066-1, CS 87067-1, CS 87068-1, CS 87069-1, CS 87070-1, CS 87071-1 machines faded between sides

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October 27, 1935 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle

 

Franz Schubert

 

Joseph La Monica (Second flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra 1910-1940)

Rouget de Lisle: La Marseillaise (with audience singing)

 

Schubert: Schwanengesang D957 (excerpt, as arranged for orchestra by Stokowski with audience singing)

 

La Monica: Saltarello for Piccolo and Orchestra

John Fischer piccolo

CACD-0502

On October 27, 1935 Stokowski conducted a Pension Fund concert, parts of which were recorded by Victor and issued as a 78 RPM fund raising disc, not commercially available. The excerpts listed here were included on this disc and commerically released for the first time in 1995 on Cala Records as restored by Ward Marston. Ward Marston also obtained the missing matrices to restore a complete performance of the La Monica: Saltarello for Piccolo and Orchestra (only a portion had been included on the 78 RPM fund raising disc)

 

Victor 12 inch (30 cm) matrices CS-92860 though CS-92864 all first takes

 

issued on Cala Records "First Releases" CACD 0502

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October 28, 1935

 

November 25, 1935

 

January 15, 1936

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johannes Brahms Symphony no 1 in c minor opus 68 Victor 8971 through 8975 in album M-301

matrices CS 92871-3, CS 92872-2, CS 92873-2, CS 92874-5 or CS 92874-5A, CS 92875-1, CS 92876-2, CS 92877-3A, CS 92878-3, CS 92879-2, CS 92880-1

in Europe HMV DB 2874 through DB 2878

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November 25, 1935

 

December 30, 1935

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA

 

This was the first recording since 1930 of Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra back in the Academy of Music (other than some live recordings)

Igor Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1919 version) as arranged and edited by Stokowski

Walter Guetter bassoon

 

Introduction, Danse de l'Oiseau De Feu,

Ronde des Princesses,

Danse Infernale,

Berceuse, Finale (as edited by Stokowski)

Victor 8926, 8927, 8928 A in album M-291 and in automatic changer sequence albums AM-291, DM-291, 8928 B coupled December 30, 1935 Shostakovich Prelude in e flat minor

 

matrices CS 92865-2 and 92865-2A, CS 92866-4 and 92866-2A, CS 92868-3 and 92868-3A, CS 92869-2, 92869-2A, CS 92870-5 and 92870-3A

 

in Europe HMV DB 2882 through 2884 A

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November 25, 1935 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Harl McDonald (Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania) Symphony no 2 - Rhumba

Rhumba Symphony

a promotional record of Harl McDonald's Rhumba Symphony given to members of the Music Teachers National Association by RCA Victor

Victor 8919 A

 

in Europe HMV DB 2913 A

 

matrix CS 94619-2A

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November 25, 1935 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Harl McDonald The Festival of the Workers Suite - Dance of the Workers Victor 8919 B

in Europe HMV DB 2913 B

matrix CS 94620-1

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December 16, 1935 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA George Frederick Handel Chandos Anthem no 2 in d minor "In the Lord put I my trust" HWV 247-1

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 1798

in Europe HMV DA 1556

matrices BS 94621-1, BS 94622-1

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December 16, 1935

December 30, 1935

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Tristan und Isolde: Act 2

(Stokowski arrangement)

 

This 1935 selection was Stokowski's second arrangement of excerpts from Act 2. Recall that April 16, 23, 1932 Stokowski recorded excerpts from Act 2 concluding with the Love Music (Liebesnacht). This 1935 arrangement Stokowski concludes with the finale of Act 2. the recording was coupled with the 1937 Prelude to Act 1 in Victor M-508. Following criticism, on April 20, 1939 Stokowski re-recorded this section, substiting the Liebestod in the final side 15206 A. Victor M-508 thereafter included this revised side.

Victor 15203 B, 15204, 15205, 15206 A (other side blank during 1930s, "Adoramus te" added as side B in 1946) in M-508. coupled with April 5, 1937 Tristan und Isolde Prelude to Act 1 on first 3 sides of M-508: Victor 15202, 15203 A.

 

in Europe HMV DB 3087, DB 3088, DB 3089 - Act 2 only

 

matrices CS 94624-1, CS 94625-1, CS 94626-1A, CS 94627-1, CS 94628-1, CS 94629-1.

 

in 1939, side 6 was changed to matrix CS-72075-2 with the revised Liebestod ending - Victor mistakenly using the matrix number of the final side of the April 23, 1932 Tristan und Isolde recording.

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December 30, 1935

 

January 15, 1936

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Caesar Franck Symphony in D minor

Victor M-300

Victor 8959, 8960, 8961, 8962, 8963, 8964 A coupled with 'Panis Angelicus' in album M-300

 

matrices CS 94630-1, CS 94631-2 or 94631-2A, CS 94632-1, CS 94633-1, CS 94634-1, CS 94635-1, CS 94636-2 or 94636-2A, CS 94637-1, CS 94638-1, CS 94639-1, CS 94640-1

 

HMV DB 3226, DB 3227, DB 3228, DB 3229, DB 3230, DB 3231 A (side B blank) matrices 2A 94630 through 2A 94640

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December 30, 1935 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Dmitri Shostakovich Prelude opus 34 no 14 in e flat minor

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 8928 B matrix CS 94641-1 (in M-291) HMV DB 2884 Page MP3  

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January 15, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Meistersinger - Act 1 Prelude Victor 17567, 17568 A matrix CS 94644-1 or 94644-1A, CS 94645-1 or 94645-1A, CS 94646-1 or 94646-1A

(M-731) (DM-731)

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January 15, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Suite no 3 in D major BWV 1068 - mvmt 2 - Air ("Air on the G-String")

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 1843 in M-401 or HMV DA 1605 matrices BS 94647-1 or 94647-1A or 94647-1M, BS 94648-1 or 94648-1A or 94648-1M Page MP3  
January 15, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach

(Stokowski transcription)

English Suite 2 in a minor BWV 807 - Bourée (Air) Victor 10 inch (25 cm) Red Seal disc 1938

matrix BS 94649-1 or 94649-1M

in Europe HMV DA 1639 matrix OA 94649

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January 15, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Caesar Franck Panis Angelicus (1872) for tenor and organ

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 8964 B (concluding side of Franck Symphony in D minor) in M-300

in Europe HMV DB 3318 matrix 2A 946546 coupled with 1936 Sibelius Valse Triste

matrices CS 94650-1, or 94650-1A

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January 15, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Tannhäuser - Prelude to Act 3 Victor 15313, 15314 A coupled with "Ich ruf' zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ" in M-530

matrices CS 94651-1, CS 94652-1, CS 94653-1

in Europe HMV DB 3254, DB 3255

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January 15, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Camille Saint-Saëns Danse macabre opus 40 Victor 14162 or HMV DB 3077 matrix CS 94654 Page MP3  
January 15, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Jean Sibelius Kuolema - Valse Triste Victor 14726 A (with "the Tempest") or HMV DB 6009 or DB 3318 matrix CS 94656-1 or 2A 94656. Page MP3  
November 16, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Franz Liszt

orchestrated by Stokowski and Muller

Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in c# minor Victor 14422

matrices CS 03100-1, CS 03101-1

in Europe HMV 3086 matrices 2A 03100, 2A 03101

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November 16, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor BWV 582

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 14580, 14581 in M-401 or HMV DB 3252, DB 3253 matrices CS 03102-1, CS 03103-2, CS 03104-2, CS 03105-1 Page MP3

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November 16, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Modest Mussorgsky Boris Godunov (1872) "Synthesis"

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 14546, 14547, 14548 in M-391 or HMV DB 3244, DB 3245, DB 3246 matrices CS 03108-1, CS 03109-1, CS 03110-1, CS 03111-1, CS 03112-1, CS 03113-1 Page MP3

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November 16, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA P. I. Tchaikovsky Solitude ("Again, as before, alone") opus 73 no 6

Stokowski transcription

Victor 14947 B in M-710 (with Franck Grand pièce) or HMV DB 3255 B (with Tannhäuser - Act 3) matrix CS 03114-1 Page MP3  
November 16, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Partita no 1 in b minor BWV 1002 - mvmt 5 - Sarabande (Stokowski transcription) Victor 14583 in M-401 or HMV ED 178 matrix CS 03115-1 Page MP3  
November 28, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Parsifal - Act 1 Prelude

Parsifal - Act 3 - Good Friday Spell

Victor 14728, 14729, 14730, 14731 in album M-421

automatic sequence album AM-421 Victor 14732-14735, later automatic album DM-253 Victor 16464-16467

in Europe HMV DB 3269, DB 3270, DB 3271, DB 3272

matrices CS 03116-1, CS 03117-1, CS 03118-1, CS 03119-1, CS 03120-1, CS 03121-1, CS 03122-1, CS 03123-1

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November 28, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach St. Matthew Passion - "O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden" BWV 244-63

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 14582 in album M-401

in Europe HMV DB 3405

matrix CS 03126-1A

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November 28, 1936 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach "Mein Jesu was für Seelenweh befällt Dich in Gethsemane" BWV 487

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 14582 in album M-401

in Europe HMV DB 3405

matrix CS 03127-1

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April 5, 1937

November 7, 1937

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Tristan und Isolde - Prelude to Act 1 Victor 15202, 15203 A in M-508 matrices CS 07553-1, CS 07554-2, CS 07555-1 Page MP3  
April 5, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Claude Debussy "Claire de lune" from Suite bergamasque

Stokowski transcription

HMV 1812

Canadian issued showing "His Master's Voice" and "Victor" label

Victor 1812

matrices BS 07556-1, BS 07557-1

in Europe HMV DA 1634

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April 5, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach "Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn" 4th movement of Cantata no 4 ("Christ Lag In Todesbanden") BWV 4.

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 14583 in M-401 or HMV ED 178 matrix CS 07558-1 Page MP3  
April 5, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Joaquin Turina Danzas gitanas opus 55 - Sacro-monte Victor 10 in (25 cm) matrix BS-07552-1 or -2 not issued as a 78 RPM.

(CD) released in CALA CACD0501

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April 5, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Alexander Borodin Prince Igor - Polovtsian Dances

(an extended arrangement of the music by Stokowski)

Victor 15169, 15170 in album M-499

matrices CS 07559-1, CS 07560-1, CS 07561-1, CS 07562-1

in Europe HMV DB 3232, DB 3233 matrices 2A 07559 through 2A 07562

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April 5, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Strauss Salome - Dance of the Seven Veils Victor not issued three BS matrices

(see CALA CACD0502)

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April 19, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Igor Stravinsky Petrouchka Victor 16111, 16112, 16113, 16114 in M-574 matrices CS 07588-1, CS 07589-1, CS 07590-1, CS 07591-3, CS 07592-1, CS 07593-1, CS 07594-1, CS 07595-2 Page MP3

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April 19, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA César Franck Grand pièce symphonique in f sharp minor opus 17 - Andante Victor 14947 A (with Solitude) matrix CS 07602-1 Page MP3  
April 19, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Harl McDonald Concerto for Two Pianos (1936)

Jeanne Behrend, Alexander Kelberine, pianists

M-557

Victor 15410, 15411, 15412 in M-557

in Europe HMV DB 5700, DB 5701, DB 5702

 

matrices CS 07596-1, CS 07597-1, CS 07598-1, CS 07599-1, CS 07600-1, CS 07601-1.

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April 19, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Carl Maria von Weber Invitation to the Dance

(orchestrated by Berlioz - Stokowski)

Victor 15189

matrices CS 37495-3, CS 37496-3

in Europe HMV DB 3699 matrices 2A 37495, 2A 37496

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April 19, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA

William Byrd

The Earl Of Salisbury Pavane and Gigue

Stokowski transcription

Victor 1943 or HMV DA 1637 matrices BS 07603-1, BS 07604-1 Page MP3  
November 7, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Claude Debussy Nocturnes -

I. Nuages

Victor 15814 in M-630 or HMV DB 3596 matrices CS 014371-1, CS 014372-1 Page MP3

 
November 7, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Frederic Chopin Mazurka in A minor opus 17 no 4

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 1855 matrices BS 03124-1, BS 03125-1

in Europe DA 1638

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November 7, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Paul Dukas L"Apprenti sorcier (Sorcerer"s Apprentice) Victor 17501, 17502 A (with Ivan the Terrible or with Sibelius Tempest) in M-717 matrices CS 014367-1, CS 014368-1, CS 014369-1 Page MP3  
November 7, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Frederic Chopin Prelude in D minor, opus 28 no 24

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 1998 matrix CS 014370-1 coupled with 1934 Stravinsky Pastorale

in Europe DA 1639 matrix OA 014370

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November 7, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Jean Sibelius Incidential music to The Tempest - Berceuse, opus 109 Victor 14726 B (with Valse Triste) or HMV DB 6009 matrix CS 94656-1 Page    
December 12, 1937

April 20, 1939

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Claude Debussy Nocturnes -

II. Fêtes

Victor 2034 in album M-630 coupled with 1937/1939 Nuages and Sirènes

in Europe HMV DA 1742

matrices BS 014391-3 and BS 014392-5

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December 12, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Frederic Chopin Mazurka in B-flat minor opus 24 no 4

Stokowski transcription

Victor 18267 in album M-841 coupled with Glière Symphony no 3

does not seem to have been released in Europe

matrix CS 014393-1

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December 12, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in e minor BWV 555

Stokowski transcription

Victor 11-8577 B in album M-963 coupled with Bach "Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ"

matrix CS 014394-1

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December 12, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Eric Satie

orchestrated by Debussy

Gymnopédie no 1

 

Gymnopédie no 3

Victor 1965

matrix BS 014395-1 and BS 014396-1

in Europe HMV DA 1688

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December 12, 1937 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Tannhäuser - Overture and Venusberg Music (Paris version)

Victor 15310, 15311, 15312 in album M-530

matrices CS 014382 through CS 014387 all first takes

in Europe HMV DB 3775, 3776, 3777

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From December 1937 to March 1939, Stokowski did not conduct the Philadelphia Orchestra or record

April 9, 1939 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA "Johann Strauss II On the Beautiful Blue Danube" (as arranged by Stokowski)

"Tales from the Vienna Woods" (as arranged by Stokowski)

Victor 15425

in Europe HMV DB 3821

matrix CS 035416-1 (Danube), CS 035417-1 (Woods)

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April 9, 1939 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov The Maid of Pskov - Act 3 Prelude - "Hunt and Storm"

labeled by Stokowski as "Ivan the Terrible - Prelude to Act 3" - arranged by Stokowski

Victor 17502 B coupled with Sorcerer's Apprentice in album M-717

matrix CS 35418-1 (later CS 35418-2)

in Europe HMV DB 6039

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April 9, 1939 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Die Walküre - Act 3 - Magic Fire Music Victor 15800

matrices CS 35419-1, CS 35420-2

in Europe HMV DB 3942

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April 9, 1939 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Claude Debussy Nocturnes -

III. Sirènes

Victor 15815, 15816 A in album M-630 coupled with 1937/1939 Nuages and Fêtes

matrices CS 35421-1, CS 35422-1, CS 35423-1

in December 12, 1937 session, Sirènes was unsuccessfully recorded on 10 in (25 cm) matrices BS-014388-1, BS-014389-1, BS-014390-1 which were not published. In this April 9, 1939 recording, 12 inch (30 cm) matrices were used, all first takes.

in Europe HMV DB 5714, DB 5715 A

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April 20, 1939 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony no 5 in d minor, opus 47

Victor M-619

Victor Musicial Masterpiece album M-619

Victor 15737 through 15742 in album M-619 and in automatic changer sequence AM-619 and DM-619

matrices CS 35800-1, CS 35801-1, CS 35802-1, CS 35803-1, CS 35804-1, CS 35805-1, CS 35806-1, CS 35807-1, CS 35808-1, CS 35809-2, CS 35810-1, CS 35811-2

in Europe HMV DB 3991 through DB 3996

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April 20, 1939 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" - BWV 720

 

labeled as being by Bach, usually referred to as from BWV 720, this transcription by Stokowski does not correspond either to the 1933 recording (1939 is twice as long) nor to Bach BWV 720 nor BWV 80. It seems to be Stokowski's own realization of the musical theme of Martin Luther

Victor 1692 (same catalogue number used as in the October 28, 1933 recording)

matrix BS 035812-1

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April 20, 1939 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Tristan und Isolde  - "Liebestod"

(Stokowski second "Synthesis" version)

 

Stokowski in his December 16, 1935 selection of Tristan & Isolde Act 2 (album M-508) concluded with the finale of Act 2. The public regretted not ending with the "Liebestod" music as in Stokowski's April 1932 version. This 1939 recording replaced the final side with this new ending (including "Liebestod") which Victor used in M-508 thereafter.

Victor 15206 B in album M-508

 

in Europe HMV DB 3089 B

 

matrix CS 72075-2

 

(this 1939 recording revised side 6 of album M-508, and Victor assigned matrix CS-72075-2 - Victor mistakenly used the matrix number of the final side of the April 23, 1932 Tristan und Isolde recording, rather than the December 16, 1935 matrix)

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November 27, 1939 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Modest Mussorgsky

 

(transcribed and orchestrated by Stokowski)

Tableaux d'une exposition (Pictures at an Exhibition):

- Promenade

- Gnomus

- Promenade

- Il vecchio castello

- Bydlo

- Promenade

- Ballet des poussins dans leur coque

- Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle

- Catacombae, Cum mortuis in lingua mortua

- La cabane sur des pattes de poule

- La grande porte de Kiev (Stokowski did not include "Tuileries" or "Limoges, le marché" in his orchestration)

Victor 17442 through 17445 in album M-706

 

in Europe HMV DB 6020 through DB 6023

 

matrices CS 043643-1 through CS 043650-1, all first takes

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November 27, 1939 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Camille Saint-Saëns Carnival des animaux (Carnival of the Animals) Victor 18047, 18048, 18049 in M-785 or HMV DB 5942, DB 5943, DB 5944 matrices CS 043651-1, CS 043652-1, CS 043653-1, CS 043654-1, CS 043655-2, CS 043656-1 Page MP3

 

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November 27, 1939 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Trio Sonata no 1 in E flat major BWV 525 - Mvmt 1

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 11-8576 A in M-963 matrix CS 043657-1 (also with Adoramus te) Page MP3  
November 27, 1939 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude "Ich ruf" zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ" BWV 639

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 11-8576 in M-963 matrix CS 043658-1 (with Prelude & Fugue in e BWV 555) Page MP3  

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March 27, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Reinhold Glière Symphony no 3 in b minor - "Ilya Mourometz"

Victor M-841

Victor Musicial Masterpiece album M-841

Victor 18262, 18263, 18264, 18265, 18266, 18267 A (with Chopin Mazurka) in M-841 matrices CS 047801-1, CS 047802-1, CS 047803-1, CS 047804-1, CS 047805-1, CS 047806-1, CS 047807-2, CS 047808-1, CS 047809-1, CS 047810-1, CS 047811-2 Page MP3

 

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March 27, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA

 

unissued on 78 RPM disks

Claude Debussy "Prélude à l"après-midi d"un faune" unpublished Victor matrices

CS 047812-1, CS 047813-1

 

see Biddulph WHL 013

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March 27, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Harl McDonald Legend of the Arkansas Traveler (1939) Victor 18069 A (with Novacek) matrix CS 047814-1 Page MP3  
March 27, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Lohengrin - Prelude to Act 3 Victor 17568 in M-731

matrix CS 047815-1

in Europe HMV DB 5853

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March 27, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Ernest Bloch Schelomo (1916) - Emanuel Feuermann, cello Victor M-698 Victor 17336, 17337, 17338 A (side B blank) in M-698 matrices CS 047816-2, CS 047817-1, CS 047818-1, CS 047819-1, CS 047820-1 Page MP3  
May 28, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Claude Debussy Prélude à l"après-midi d"un faune (1894) matrices CS 047812-1, CS 047813-1 not issued but later available in a fine restoration by Ward Marston on Andante 4978 Page    
December 8, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Johann Sebastian Bach Saint John"s Passion  BWV 245 - no 58 "Es ist Vollbracht"

(Stokowski transcription)

Victor 11-8578 in M-963 or HMV ED 567 Page MP3  
December 8, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Claude Debussy "Prélude à l"après-midi d"un faune" Victor 17700 or HMV ED 256 matrices CS 057550-1A, CS 057551-1A Page MP3  
December 8 and 22, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony no 6 in b minor, opus 54 Victor 18391, 18392, 18393, 18394, 19395 in M-867 matrices CS 057541-2A, CS 057521-1A, CS 057543-1A, CS 057544-1A, CS 057545-1A, CS 057546-1A, CS 057547-1A, CS 057548-1A, CS 057549-2A (last side blank in earlier albums, "Arkansas Traveler" in later) Page MP3

 

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December 22, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Modest Mussorgsky (arranged Stokowski) A Night on Bare Mountain Victor 17900

matrices CS 057552-1, CS 057553-1

in Europe HMV DB 5900 matrices 2A 057552, 2A 057553

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December 22, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Ottocar Novacek (Ottokar Nováček) "Perpetuum Mobile" (Perpetual Motion) opus 5 no 4 (orchestrated Stokowski) Victor 18069 B matrix CS 057558-1A Page MP3  
December 22, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major K297b Victor 17732, 17733, 17734, 17735 in M-760, matrices CS 057559, CS 057560, CS 057561, CS 057562, CS 057563, CS 057564, CS 057565, CS 057566 Page MP3

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December 22, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA

unissued on 78 RPM disks

Claude Debussy Estampes - "La soirée dans Grenade" unissued matrices CS 057567, CS 057568 - later issued by Biddulph in a fine restoration by Mark Obert-Thorn on WHL 013 Page    
December 22, 1940 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA Richard Wagner Wesendonck Lieder -

III - "Im Treibhaus"

V - "Träume" (1857)

IV - "Schmerzen" (1857)

Helen Traubel, soprano

Victor 18403, 18404 in M-872 matrices CS 057569, CS 057570, CS 057571, CS 057572 Page V -

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For the discography of Stokowski recordings made with his All-American Youth Orchestra in 1940 and 1941, click on

Leopold Stokowski - All- American Youth Orchestra Discography 1940-1941 .

 

For the discography of Stokowski recordings made 1940-1959, click on

Leopold Stokowski - Discography 1941-1959 .

 

For the discography of Stokowski recordings made 1960-1977, click on

Leopold Stokowski - Discography 1960-1977 .

 

For the discography of Stokowski acoustic recordings made 1917-1924, click on

Leopold Stokowski - Philadelphia Orchestra Acoustic Discography .

 

Note on listening to the Stokowski recordings

 

The chronological table of Stokowski recordings, above, provides two links for each recording:

 

1.   The column to the right labeled "Link" will take you to the page of this stokowski.org site which discusses the recording.  Simply click on the word "Page".

 

2.   The column to the right labeled "MP3" gives a link to the file, in mp3 format of the recording. Simply click on the word "MP3" to download and listen to the mp3 file.  Also note any MP3 files that are indicated as being large, since they may take some time to download.

 

All the music files linked in the table are in mp3 format (128 mbps).   This means that they are of different sizes.  For example, the second file in the list, the April 29, 1925 Borodin ‘Polovetzki Dances’ is small - 3.6MB. In contrast, the 1929 Le Sacre du Printemps file is large. Part 1 is 14MB and Le Sacre part 2 is 16MB.

 

Victor Albums For Automatic Record Changers

 

When Victor first introduce Musicial Masterpiece albums with multiple discs, the sides were sequenced for manual play by the listener turning over each disc in sequence.  So, for example with a four disc album the sequence was:

Record 1 contained sides 1 and 2

Record 2 contained sides 3 and 4

Record 3 contained sides 5 and 6

Record 4 contained sides 7 and 8

 

These albums used the prefix M-, as for example M-253.

 

Beginning in 1927, Victor introduced its first automatic record changing players, beginning with the model VE 10-50 selling for an astronomical US$600.00.  Yet an estimated 12,000 model VE 10-50 machines were sold in less than two years, prior to the intrduction of later models 5.  The VE 10-50 featured an acoustic process player with and electrically driven mechanism. 

Victor VE 10-50

the Victor 10-50 Autormatic Record Changer

 

AM- Albums:  For playing with this style automatic changer, Victor offered a new Musical Masterpiece album with records sequenced as follows (using the example of a four disc album):

Record 1 contained sides 1 and 5

Record 2 contained sides 2 and 6

Record 3 contained sides 3 and 7

Record 4 contained sides 4 and 8

 

After playing one side, the listener would turn over the entire stack of records to continue with the other side.  These albums used the prefix AM-, as for example AM-253.

 

DM- Albums:  In the late 1930s, Victor and other manufacturers introduced the drop style automatic record changer which required a further new a new Musical Masterpiece album with records sequenced as follows (again using the example of a four disc album):

Record 1 contained sides 1 and 8

Record 2 contained sides 2 and 7

Record 3 contained sides 3 and 6

Record 4 contained sides 4 and 5

 

Again, after playing one side, the listener would turn over the entire stack of records to continue with the other side.  These albums used the prefix DM-, as for example DM-253.

 

Not all Victor multiple disc albums were issued in all three formats, but collectors will frequently find one of these versions for sale.

 


Footnotes
1   Harry O. Sooy In his memoires states: "...December 8th, 1924: After considerable work remodeling the 5th floor, Building #15, for an additional Recording Room for the Laboratory, we made our first records of the Philadelphia Orchestra in this studio on this date..."   You can read of my analysis of where these recordings were made by clicking on Installation of Electrical Recording Equipment in Victor Building number 15, Camden .
2   page 102.  Smith, William Ander.  The Mystery of Leopold Stokowski Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. New Jersey 1990. ISBN-13: 978-0838633625  I have been asked if others did not orchestrate the pieces such as the Frescobaldi or Palestrina. Smith identifies Stokowski as the orchestrator of these two pieces, confirmed by the Stokowski score collection.  Some have suggested Fritz Stein (1879-1961), a musicologist, and colleague and biographer of Max Reger (1873-1916) who did orchestrate some baroque works, including Gabrieli"s Sonata pian e forte from the "Sacrae symphoniae", which Stokowski recorded.  Fritz Stein was also the discoverer of the manuscript of the so-called "Jena Symphony", once thought to be a work by Beethoven. H. C. Robbins Landon later demonstrated that it was by Friedrich Witt (1770-1837).  However, the Frescobaldi and Palestrina orchestrations were by Stokowski.
3  Discography of American Historical Recordings.  compiled by the University of California, Santa Barbara.  accessed at their website: http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/
4  Kaplan, Richard. The Philadelphia Orchestra - An Annotated Discography. Rowman & Littlefield. London. 2015. ISBN 978-1-4422-3915-9.
5   Information on the Victor VE 10-50 accessed in 2016 at the excellent Victor-Victrola-Page at http://www.victor-victrola.com/10-50.htm

 

If you have any comments or questions about this Leopold Stokowski site, please e-mail me (Larry Huffman) at e-mail address: leopold.stokowski@gmail.com  

 


Note on listening to the Stokowski recordings

 

The recordings in this site are files in mp3 format (128 mbps) encoded from my collection.  Links to the mp3 files are located in two places:

 

First - in the page covering the year of the recording.  For example, links to a 1926 recording are found in the page:   1926 - Stokowski - Philadelphia Orchestra Recordings

 

Second - in the Chronological Discography page.  For example, links to a 1926 recording are also found in the electrical recordings chronological discography page:  Chronological Discography of Electrical Recordings   This page lists all the electrical recordings from 1925 to 1940 made by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski and issued by Victor, including of course the 1926 recordings.

 

The mp3 files in this site are (usually) encoded at 128 mbps.  This means that the files are of different sizes, according to the length of the music.  For example, the second electrical recording, the April 29, 1925 Borodin ‘Polovetzki Dances’ is small (3.6MB).  In contrast, the 1929 Le Sacre du Printemps file is large.  Le Sacre du Printemps part 1 is 14MB and Le Sacre du Printemps part 2 is 16MB.

 

This means that a large file will take a longer time to download, depending on your internet connection speed.  Please keep this in mind when you click to listen to - download a particularly music file.  You may click the link to the music file, but need to wait a number of seconds or even minutes to listen to the file.

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Victor Talking Machine Company, Eldridge Johnson, et le développement de la technologie d"enregistrement acoustique

1917 - 1924 les enregistrements acoustique Victor de Leopold Stokowski et l"Orchestre de Philadelphie

1917 -  Premiers enregistrements acoustique de Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1917 - 1919 autres enregistrements acoustique Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

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1919 - 1924 enregistrements acoustique Russe Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1920 - 1924 enregistrements acoustique français - Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1921 -1924 enregistrements acoustique Tchaïkovski - Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1921 - 1924 enregistrements acoustique Wagner - Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1924 enregistrements acoustique Rachmaninov - Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

Développement de l"enregistrement électrique

Permis d"exploitation du système Westrex donné à Victor et Columbia

1925 Premier enregistrement électrique Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1925 autres enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1926 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1927 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

Encore des enregistrements 1927 électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1928 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1929 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1930 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1931 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1932 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1933 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1934 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

Encore des enregistrements 1934 électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1935 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1936 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1937 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1939-1940 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

D"autres documents sur Stokowski et l"Orchestre de Philadelphie

Camden église studio - Victor Talking Machine studio d"enregistrement

Leopold Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie Enregistrement à l"Académie de musique de Philadelphie

Interviews avec Leopold Stokowski

Leopold Stokowski Orchestrations

Leopold Stokowski, Harvey Fletcher et les laboratoires Bell expérimental enregistrements

Maîtres de restauration moderne de disques historique

CDs de Stokowski et l"Orchestre de Philadelphie

Leopold Stokowski Discographies chronologique

      Leopold Stokowski Discographie chronologique - enregistrements acoustique

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Leopold Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie bibliographie, des sources et crédits

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